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Cigarette Warning Labels Go Up in Smoke

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By Kevin Fayle on March 01, 2012 10:43 AM

A federal district court judge in Washington D.C. has ruled that the federal governments proposed requirements for graphic warning labels on cigarette packages violate the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Judge Richard Leon determined that the warning label requirement was designed only to "disgust the consumer" in order to prevent them from purchasing a legal product and, as such, was not narrowly tailored to meet a compelling government interest.
Cigarette Warning Labels Go Up in Smoke

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