Study Backs FDA's Graphic Tobacco Warnings, FDA Told

Law360, New York (November 25, 2013, 5:26 PM EST) -- An anti-tobacco group pushed the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday to quickly propose new graphic warnings for cigarette packs after the D.C. Circuit declared previous versions unconstitutional, pointing to a recent study that touts the effectiveness of the warnings.

The D.C. Circuit ruled in August 2012 that the FDA had not presented “a shred of evidence” showing that the warnings it originally proposed — which included images of diseased lungs and a man smoking from a tracheotomy hole — would lower smoking rates. The...
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