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Australia passes plain-packaging cigarette law

Australia is to become the first country to enforce the plain packaging of cigarettes but tobacco companies have vowed to fight the new legislation in court. From December next year, all cigarettes will be sold in olive green packs, which research has shown is least appealing to smokers. Under the new laws, approved by the upper house of parliament, no … Continue reading Continue reading

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Cigarette Makers Win Battle Against Totally Grody Warning Labels

For all the times the tobacco industry has (rightfully) been shut down in its attempt to woo new customers, they must’ve been granted a boon by the legal gods, as they’ve won a battle against nasty, graphic cigarette package warning labels. So how did Goliath beat David this time? Free speech, says Reuters. A federal judge told the U.S. it … Continue reading

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New graphic warning labels to impact cigarette industry

The tobacco industries have less than a year to integrate new cigarette-warning labels on all cigarette packs, cartons and ads in order to be complicit with the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, which was signed into law by President Obama back in June 2009. The new U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved labels will need to be … Continue reading

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Graphic cigarette labels needlessly harm businesses

After taking multiple graphic design courses, I have always been very intrigued by the way the labels and logos are designed. Having multiple friends who smoke I’ve began to notice the different designs that cigarette manufacturers use on their packages. Personally, I think the designs give cigarettes their own identity, but the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) seems to want … Continue reading

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Tobacco companies just keep on trying

Tobacco companies are back in court trying to prevent the government from imposing new regulations that will require bold warning labels on cigarette packages and advertisements. They lost a similar federal lawsuit in tobacco-friendly Kentucky last year. Now they are suing in U.S. District Court in Washington. The Food and Drug Administration gained the authority to regulate tobacco products under … Continue reading

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5 tobacco companies sue FDA over new graphic cigarette warnings

Four of the five largest U.S. tobacco companies sued the federal government Tuesday over new graphic cigarette labels that include the sewn-up corpse of a smoker and a picture of diseased lungs, saying the warnings violate their free speech rights and will cost millions of dollars to print. The companies, led by R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., Lorillard Tobacco Co., said … Continue reading

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