Comments for: Court favors tobacco companies on graphic cigarette warnings

Posted Aug. 24, 2012, at 3:21 p.m.

RICHMOND, Va. — The federal government can’t require tobacco companies to put large graphic health warnings on cigarette packages to show that smoking can disfigure and even kill people, a divided federal appeals court panel ruled Friday. In a 2-1 decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington affirmed a …

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  • Anonymous

    Another undeserved victory for a corrupting industry.

  • Anonymous

    If we are not a Communist nation, we let people make choices. These days there is a ton of information available through so many media venues that anyone who smokes, if they don’t have a loved one who has been harmed by smoking, have the ability to know the risks. We cannot legislate healthy choices and it is wrong to do so in a free country.

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