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Packet helps smokers hide graphic warnings

Sticky seals in the packets of one brand of cigarettes are helping smokers cover up graphic health warnings. Graphic images of illnesses like gangrene, mouth cancer and lung disease must be printed on every packet of cigarettes to cover 30% of the front and 90% of the back of the pack. ONE News looked at a range of cigarettes from … Continue reading 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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FDA Defends Graphic Labels against Cigarette Companies’ Lawsuit

Responding to a lawsuit filed by five of the nation’s largest cigarette manufacturers, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration filed Friday to block any delay to new regulations requiring graphic warning labels on cigarette packages. The tobacco companies are suing the agency in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, claiming that the new labels cross the line from … 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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Cigarette Manufacturers Declare War on FDA

Two months ago, the Food and Drug Administration launched a campaign of “shock and ewww!” against America’s cigarette manufacturers. Beginning on September 22, 2012, the FDA will start slapping anti-smoking posters across the top half of every cigarette pack in the nation. These are shocking, disturbing pictures — pictures of smokers breathing through tracheotomy holes in their necks, of a … Continue reading

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Smokers won’t quit over images

The Irish Tobacco Manufacturers’ Advisory Committee (ITMAC) made the claim as it emerged five tobacco firms plan to sue the US Food and Drug administration (FDA) over a new law that will force them to place graphic health warnings on cigarette packets. The firms in question, RJ Reynolds Tobacco, Lorillard Tobacco, Commonwealth Brands, Liggett Group and Santa Fe Natural Tobacco … 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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Family of Barb Tarbox wants her deathbed image on cigarette packs

The family of an Alberta anti-smoking activist is pushing to have a photo of the woman on her deathbed used on cigarette packages in Canada. Tarbox, who died of lung cancer in 2003 at 41 years old, spent her final days as the poster child for Alberta’s anti-smoking movement. Before she was confined to a hospital bed, Tarbox spent almost … Continue reading

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Sierra Leone: Heath Watch – Who Urges More Countries to Require Health Warnings On Tobacco Packaging

More than one billion people in 19 countries are now covered by laws requiring large, graphic health warnings on packages of tobacco, nearly double the number of two years ago, when only about 547 million people were covered in 16 countries, WHO reports on Thursday July 7, 2011 in its third periodic report on the global tobacco epidemic. Mexico, Peru … Continue reading

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