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Submission + - Judge Backs Tobacco Companies,Rules FDA-Imposed Package Label "Unconstitutional" (medicaldaily.com)

An anonymous reader writes: A U.S. judge backed tobacco companies on Wednesday, ruling that the new federal law requiring large graphic health warnings on cigarette packaging and advertising encouraging smokers to quit is unconstitutional.

Tobacco companies like R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Lorillard Tobacco Co. had filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in August, challenging the health agency imposed regulation that would require graphic images to be displayed on the top half of the front and back of cigarette backs that was scheduled to take effect in September.

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Judge Backs Tobacco Companies,Rules FDA-Imposed Package Label "Unconstitutional"

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