Cigarette Warning Labels Go Up in Smoke
A federal district court judge in Washington D.C. has ruled that the
federal governments proposed requirements for graphic warning labels on
cigarette packages violate the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
Judge Richard Leon determined that the warning label requirement was
designed only to "disgust the consumer" in order to prevent them from
purchasing a legal product and, as such, was not narrowly tailored to
meet a compelling government interest. Cigarette Warning Labels Go Up in Smoke
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