Graphic Tobacco Labels To Spur Free Speech Fight

Law360, New York (November 11, 2010, 6:53 PM EST) -- With federal regulators unveiling graphic new warning labels for cigarettes this week, the tobacco industry will turn to the First Amendment to fight back against the images of headstones, corpses and babies inhaling smoke, product liability experts predict.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration posted 36 proposed images to its website Wednesday, seeking public comment as it prepares to implement one of the more controversial sections of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, passed in 2009.

The images, which also include verbal warnings such...
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