A Win! Federal Court In Favor of Adding Graphic Health Warnings on Cigarette Packs

March 21 (Reuters) – A federal appeals court on Thursday said a U.S. government requirement that cigarette packs and advertisements contain graphic warnings about the dangers of smoking is constitutional, in a victory for the Biden administration and a defeat for the tobacco industry.

Reversing a lower court ruling, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans found that the 11 warnings required under a 2020 Food and Drug Administration rule were “factual and uncontroversial,” and satisfied the First Amendment.

Federal The U.S. is now one step closer to joining the 138 countries and territories that have adopted this effective, life-saving policy.

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