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Tobacco Companies Seek to Block Graphic Warning Labels

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By Kevin Fayle on August 18, 2011 1:42 PM

Several of the largest United States tobacco companies, including Lorillard Tobacco and R.J. Reynolds, have filed a lawsuit aimed at the Food and Drug Administration's new warning label requirement that will force cigarette manufacturers to include graphic warnings about the dangers of smoking on each pack of cigarettes. The companies argue that the new regulation compels them to speak as advocates against their own product, and therefore violates the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.


Tobacco Companies Seek to Block Graphic Warning Labels