Dems Urge Push On Graphic Cigarette Labels In Wake Of Ban

Law360, Washington (March 1, 2012, 5:34 PM EST) -- Regardless of a ruling that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's requirement for tobacco companies to include new graphic images on cigarette packs would violate the First Amendment, the plan is needed because current labels don't do enough to warn consumers, congressional Democrats said Wednesday.

The provisions on enhanced tobacco warnings were enacted in 2009 with broad, bipartisan majorities in the House and Senate, according to U.S. Representative Henry Waxman, D-Calif., who said he disagreed with the court's decision.

“These provisions were informed by scientific evidence...
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