Tobacco Litigation

Tobacco Litigation

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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