Category Archives: warning labels

50th Anniversary of Surgeon General’s Report on smoking

Next week is the 50th anniversary of the groundbreaking U.S. Surgeon General’s report on cigarettes. This report was the result of more than a decade of studies and research into the growing suspicion of a connection between smoking and lung … Continue reading

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Federal judge finds graphic cigarette warnings unconstitutional

Not surprising since the same judge a few weeks ago slapped an injunction on these cigarette labels. Washington Post story. New York Times story. Judge Richard J. Leon ruled this week that graphic warnings on cigarette packs violate the First … Continue reading

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Obama administration appeals court injunction on graphic cigarette warnings

Good! The Obama administration and the Food and Drug Administration appealed an exasperating federal court ruling on the legality of graphic warning labels on cigarette packs. The judge ruled that the warnings violated Big Tobacco’s First Amendment rights by (and … Continue reading

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Australian Senate passes plain cigarette package law

(Thanks to Classical Gas for the scoop on this story!) Australia is attempting to force cigarette companies in that country to have utterly, entirely plain cigarette packages, with no artwork, no logos, no graphics whatsoever, except for graphic images of … Continue reading

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Dammit! Judge rules against graphic warning labels on cigarettes

Aw, shit! The tobacco companies might actually win this round. A federal judge in Washington, D.C., Richard Leon, slapped an injunction against the graphic warning labels, saying there is a likelihood he would rule against the Food and Drug Administration. … Continue reading

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Oh, those kooky Kiwis and their cigarette warnings!

Oh, look at this. Those kooky Kiwis have come up with the dumbest invention for smokers. In some countries like New Zealand, Australia and Canada, the warning labels on cigarettes have become increasingly graphic to discourage smokers (In the U.S., … Continue reading

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