US appeals court strikes down graphic warnings for cigarettes

Five cigarette companies challenged the rules from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

US appeals court strikes down graphic warnings for cigarettes

World Bulletin / News Desk

A U.S. appeals court ruled on Friday that cigarette companies do not need to comply with new federal rules that require them to put graphic warning labels on their products.

The 2-1 decision by a court in Washington, D.C., contradicts a ruling in a similar case by another court in March, setting up the possibility that the U.S. Supreme Court will weigh in on the dispute.

Five cigarette companies challenged the rules from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Last Mod: 24 Ağustos 2012, 17:34
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