Wednesday, November 30, 2011
FDA appeals ruling on new cigarette labels
Back in June I reported that the FDA enacted a regulation to mandate new labels for cigarette packs with various graphic images and messages such as “Smoking can kill you.” Some time later, after five of the nation's largest cigarette manufacturers filed suit against the FDA, the federal judge presiding over the case granted a preliminary injunction that prevents the FDA from enforcing the new rule. Now comes news that the FDA has filed notice that it intends to appeal the judge's order. For more on this story, including links to some of the relevant documents go to the Blog of the Legal Times and the First Amendment Center.