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CDC Adds New Ads to Successful Anti-Smoking Campaign New ads look at how the habit affects loved ones

Soon after the government abandoned the court fight over its proposed scary warning labels on cigarette packages, it returned to what works: advertising. The Centers for Disease Control will launch…

March 29, 2013, 11:26 AM EDT

Feds Abandon Graphic Cigarette Warning Labels [Updated] FDA to research a new approach

The Food and Drug Administration is backing down from its controversial cigarette warning labels that landed it in court on First Amendment grounds, according to an Associated Press report.  Instead of…

March 20, 2013, 12:33 PM EDT

Advertisers Urge Supreme Court to Hear Tobacco Ad Case Chances for appeal are good

The Supreme Court may be the next stop for advertisers fighting against the government's proposal to force tobacco companies to place graphic warning labels on cigarette packages. The Association of…

November 27, 2012, 5:40 PM EST

Feds Strike Out on Cigarette Warning Labels Court of Appeals rules that 'mini billboards' violate free speech; Supreme Court could be next

The federal government's proposal to force tobacco manufacturers to place 36 graphic cigarette warning labels on the top half of the front and back of all cigarette packages was struck…

August 24, 2012, 4:01 PM EDT

Fed's Anti-Smoking Fear Campaign Scares Up Quitters 50,000 dump the habit

Fear works. The federal government's use of scare tactics in its national ad campaign to stop smoking has prompted a record number of smokers to give up the habit. According…

July 6, 2012, 11:31 AM EDT

Court Upholds Cigarette Warning Label Statute New tobacco law likely headed to Supreme Court

The statute that led the federal government to propose new graphic cigarette warning labels is probably headed for the Supreme Court. In a 2-1 decision, the Sixth Circuit Court of…

March 20, 2012, 9:51 AM EDT

Fear Factor: Feds Launch New Anti-Smoking Campaign Ads mimic blocked tobacco warning labels

Uncle Sam wants to scare you away from smoking. The Feds couldn't force tobacco companies to put gruesome images on cigarette packages, so now it's going on the offense, launching…

March 16, 2012, 10:12 AM EDT

FDA's New Cigarette Warning Labels Ruled Unconstitutional Labeling went beyond factual and neutral warnings

The federal government is going to have to find another way to scare smokers. A federal district court judge yesterday ruled unconstitutional the 36 graphic cigarette warning labels that manufacturers would…

March 1, 2012, 10:16 AM EST

Tobacco Companies Win Major Victory Over FDA Federal judge blocks new graphic warning labels

Tobacco companies scored a major victory in court Monday, when a federal judge issued a preliminary injunction blocking the Food and Drug Administration from requiring graphic new warnings on all…

November 7, 2011, 6:57 PM EST

Perspective: Breathtaking Moments There’s a universal truth to tobacco ads: Show couples having fun, and you’ll sell the smoke

The first advertisement for tobacco appeared in 1789. It ran in a New York newspaper and was paid for by the Lorillard Tobacco Co. Exactly 186 years later, Lorillard introduced…

September 15, 2011, 7:44 AM EDT

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