US Tobacco Firms: New Government Warning Labels ‘Unconstitutional’

US Tobacco Firms: New Government Warning Labels ‘Unconstitutional’

In line with the nation's campaign on smoking cessation, four large tobacco companies have sued the FDA over its new graphic warning labels.

Anna Brillon
  • 18 august 2011

Four large US tobacco firms are suing the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its newly-released smoking warning labels, which should be implemented in all cigarette packaging by September 22, 2012. The complaint is in part about the ‘unconstitutional’ requirements imposed by the FDA, including the graphic images that are to be posted on 50% of cigarette packaging in the US.

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