FDA Rips Big Tobacco's 'Astounding' Attack On New Warnings

Law360 (July 6, 2020, 11:01 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is scorching a legal challenge from major tobacco companies over new visual warnings on cigarette packages and advertisements, telling a Texas federal judge that the lawsuit blithely downplays concerns about lesser-known smoking risks, such as amputations.

In an 88-page motion for summary judgment, the FDA late Thursday aggressively defended the visually striking images, such as feet with missing toes, that it wants to slap on cigarette packs and ads starting in October 2021. Some of the motion's strongest criticism focused on contentions from cigarette manufacturers that the graphic warnings won't benefit public health much because...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.


  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!

TRY LAW360 FREE FOR SEVEN DAYS

Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Beta
Ask a question!