Tobacco Litigation

Tobacco Litigation

May 2, 2013

In June 2011, the FDA published a final rule including nine textual and graphic warnings it would require under the FSPTCA on 50% of the front and back of every cigarette pack. These images included a diseased lung, a cadaver bearing chest staples on an autopsy table and other similar pictures, along with textual warnings such as ‰WARNING: Cigarettes cause cancer.‰

April 10, 2013

The New York City Board of Health adopted measures requiring visible and vivid warnings about the dangers of tobacco use at the point of sale of tobacco products, and calling on consumers to quit smoking immediately with contact information on cessation services.

April 10, 2013

The PACT Act seeks to ensure federal, state and local tax collection on internet sales of tobacco products, and to help ensure that minors cannot purchase tobacco over the internet. The plaintiff in this case wants to stop the collection of these taxes.

April 10, 2010

In the 1950s, scientific studies by the American Cancer Society and others established a definitive link between tobacco use and cancer. After the US Surgeon General issued a report in 1964, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) promulgated the first regulations requiring cigarette packs to display warnings relating to health. With few changes, those warnings remain in place today.

In June 2011, the FDA published a final rule including nine textual and graphic warnings it would require under the FSPTCA on 50% of the front and back of every cigarette pack.

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