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Judge Extinguishes Cigarette Warning Label Law

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By Kevin Fayle on November 08, 2011 12:04 PM

A federal district court judge in Washington D.C. has issued a preliminary injunction blocking enforcement of new rules by the Food and Drug Administration that require cigarette manufacturers to display graphic warning labels on every pack of cigarettes sold. The judge found that the requirement violated cigarette manufacturers' rights under the First Amendment since it forced them to engage in commercial speech that goes beyond the conveyance of purely factual or uncontroversial information.
Judge Extinguishes Cigarette Warning Label Law