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Monday, November 7, 2011
Judge Blocks FDA Plan for Graphic Cigarette Warnings: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s plans to require graphic warning labels on cigarette packs was derailed temporarily Monday when a federal judge blocked the effort, suggesting it was a violation of the tobacco industry’s First Amendment free-speech rights.

Judge Richard Leon of the U.S. District Court in the District of Columbia said it was likely that the tobacco industry would succeed in a lawsuit to overturn the requirement, so he blocked the FDA initiative until the court case is resolved, which could take years, the Associated Press reported.

Judge Blocks FDA Plan for Graphic Cigarette Warnings: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s plans to require graphic warning labels on cigarette packs was derailed temporarily Monday when a federal judge blocked the effort, suggesting it was a violation of the tobacco industry’s First Amendment free-speech rights.

Judge Richard Leon of the U.S. District Court in the District of Columbia said it was likely that the tobacco industry would succeed in a lawsuit to overturn the requirement, so he blocked the FDA initiative until the court case is resolved, which could take years, the Associated Press reported.

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