Remember when the U.S. Food and Drug Administration unveiled nine graphic health warnings that will be required to appear on every pack of cigarettes sold in the United States and in every cigarette advertisement by September 2012?
Well, four U.S. tobacco companies don’t think the new regulations are constitutional.
Those companies filed a joint lawsuit this week saying the warnings are an infringement on free speech, according to this Wall Street Journal article.
So do you think it is unconstitutional to mandate the tobacco companies to show a photo of a corpse or a man exhaling smoke through a tracheostomy opening, as two of the nine labels depict?
Share your thoughts.