TV News LIES

Tuesday, Oct 21st

Last update02:41:11 AM GMT

You are here News Health Court upholds block on graphic cigarette warnings

Court upholds block on graphic cigarette warnings

E-mail Print PDF

Cigarette labelingThe federal government can't require tobacco companies to put large graphic health warnings on cigarette packages to show that smoking can disfigure and even kill people, a divided federal appeals court panel ruled Friday.

In a 2-1 decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington affirmed a lower court ruling that the requirement ran afoul of the First Amendment's free speech protections. The appeals court tossed out the requirement and told the Food and Drug Administration to go back to the drawing board.

The decision is considered a blow to one of the Obama administration's major public health initiatives, raises the prospect of another U.S. Supreme Court tobacco battle and opens the door to further challenges of FDA's regulatory scheme.

Some of the nation's largest tobacco companies, including R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., sued to block the mandate to include warnings to show the dangers of smoking and encouraging smokers to quit lighting up. They argued that the proposed warnings went beyond factual information into anti-smoking advocacy. The government argued the photos of dead and diseased smokers are factual in conveying the dangers of tobacco, which is responsible for about 443,000 deaths in the U.S. a year.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Relief in Dallas as dozens declared Ebola-free after three weeks in isolation

dallas officialsDallas Ebola Dallas officials at a news conference. ‘I’m happy we can tell people they are...

The Brain Cancer Rate for Girls in This Town Shot Up 550%—Is a Defense Contractor to Blame?

brain cancer in florida townA pixielike girl with big blue eyes and long brown hair, Hannah Samarripa began experiencing headaches...

Nigeria Ebola outbreak declared over, but others in region still reeling

Nigeria Ebola freeThe World Health Organization (WHO) called Nigeria a “spectacular success story” Monday after it declared the...

Spanish nurse tests negative for Ebola virus

Spanish nurse negative for ebolaThe Spanish nurse who became the first person to contract Ebola outside West Africa has now...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!