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08 November 2011

Graphic warnings on cigarette packs blocked

A US judge blocked government's attempt to place graphic warning labels on cigarette packs, saying big tobacco was likely to succeed in arguing it was a violation of free speech.

A US judge blocked the government's attempt to place graphic warning labels on cigarette packs, saying big tobacco was likely to succeed in arguing it was a violation of free speech.

However, a lawsuit was filed by R.J. Reynolds and three other major tobacco companies to prevent the US Food and Drug Administration and the Department of Health and Human Services from mandating the new labels.

 

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