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US Judge Rules Gruesome Anti-Smoking Labels Unconstitutional

Posted February 29th, 2012 at 4:50 pm (UTC-5)
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A U.S. judge has ruled unconstitutional a regulation requiring large, graphic warning labels on cigarette packaging. District Judge Richard Leon said Wednesday the regulation violated the First Amendment right to free speech. The warnings, which were required to take up about half the package label, included color images of cancer-diseased lungs and a body lying […]

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India’s Tourism Minister Disputes Travel Warnings

Posted October 25th, 2011 at 7:05 am (UTC-5)
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India’s tourism minister is disputing the decision of five Western countries to issue recent travel advisories that warn of possible terrorist attacks during the upcoming Indian holiday season. The United States, Britain, Canada, Australia and New Zealand have all warned their citizens to take extra precaution during the festival period. Tourism minister Subodh Kant Sahay […]

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US Cigarette Companies Sue Government Over New Warning Labels

Posted August 16th, 2011 at 10:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Four major U.S. tobacco companies are suing the federal government, saying that forcing them to put graphic warning labels on cigarette packages is unconstitutional. The companies say the new rules violate their right to free speech. An attorney representing Lorillard Tobacco Co. says the government can engage in all the anti-smoking advocacy it wants in […]

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New Graphic Images Warning of Dangers of Tobacco Use

Posted June 21st, 2011 at 3:25 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration unveiled a series of graphic images Tuesday that will appear on cigarette packages meant to warn of the dangers of smoking tobacco. The warnings feature pictures of rotting teeth, diseased lungs and dying cancer patients. The images must appear on the top half of the front and back labels […]

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New Graphic Images Warning of Dangers of Tobacco Use

Posted June 21st, 2011 at 7:20 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration unveiled a series of graphic images Tuesday that will appear on cigarette packages meant to warn of the dangers of smoking tobacco. The warnings feature pictures of rotting teeth, diseased lungs and dying cancer patients. The images must appear on the top half of the front and back labels […]

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