US Challenges Decision Barring Graphic Cigarette Labels

Law360, New York (November 29, 2011, 6:44 PM EST) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday appealed a federal judge's ruling blocking graphic warnings on cigarette packages on the basis that R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and others were likely to win a First Amendment challenge to the labels.

The FDA asked the D.C. Circuit to review a Washington federal court's injunction against the rollout of the new cigarette warning labels.

"[R.J. Reynolds] believes the district court‘s ruling is correct and looks forward to addressing the government’s appeal in the U.S. Court of Appeals for...
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