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Bloomberg Law: Cigarette Graphic Warning Rule Violates Companies’ Speech Rights

December 8, 2022

A US Food and Drug Administration rule mandating tobacco companies to display graphic warnings on cigarette packs was vacated by Judge J. Campbell Barker of the US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. The tobacco companies challenged the rule after the FDA finalized it in March 2020, arguing that it was unconstitutional. Judge Barker noted that the proposed warnings are not purely factual and that the imagery is “provocative.” Liggett Group is represented by O’Melveny & Myers LLP.

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