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  • The DOJ asks a federal appeals court to rehear a case over a FDA requirement that would force tobacco companies to place large graphic health warnings on cigarette packages. Previously, a three-judge panel in Washington backed the ruling of a lower court by finding the mandate infringed on First Amendment free speech protection. The bigger issue: At last count, 46M Americans still smoked despite stepped-up efforts by health organizations to cut into the number and reduced marketing spending by tobacco companies. Has the anti-smoking crusade now cut to the bone? [View news story]
    Having been a wholesale tobacco distributor, ( a direct account with all the major tobacco companies). I can tell you these people would not tell the truth if it sounded better that a lie! Unfortunately tobacco consumption is not completely a personal matter. Second hand smoke kills, and just walk along any beach and look at the butts in the sand. We all pay for this habit, not just the smoker. The DOJ can shut them down, but please wait till I sell all my MO stock!
    Oct 9, 2012. 05:23 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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