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US Judge Rules Gruesome Anti-Smoking Labels Unconstitutional

Posted February 29th, 2012 at 4:50 pm (UTC-5)
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A U.S. judge has ruled unconstitutional a regulation requiring large, graphic warning labels on cigarette packaging. District Judge Richard Leon said Wednesday the regulation violated the First Amendment right to free speech. The warnings, which were required to take up about half the package label, included color images of cancer-diseased lungs and a body lying […]

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US Cigarette Companies Sue Government Over New Warning Labels

Posted August 16th, 2011 at 10:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Four major U.S. tobacco companies are suing the federal government, saying that forcing them to put graphic warning labels on cigarette packages is unconstitutional. The companies say the new rules violate their right to free speech. An attorney representing Lorillard Tobacco Co. says the government can engage in all the anti-smoking advocacy it wants in […]

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African Diplomat’s Wife Accused of Smuggling

Posted June 14th, 2011 at 4:20 am (UTC-5)
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The wife of a diplomat from the Democratic Republic of Congo who is stationed in Serbia, has been arrested on suspicion of cigarette smuggling. Esther Pascaline Bombeto was arrested by Romanian police after crossing into Romania from Serbia. Romanian police said they found at least 18,000 cigarette packages concealed in the car. A police spokesman […]

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