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  •  Smoking is good for you. (3+ / 0-)
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    by psilocynic on Wed Aug 17, 2011 at 11:15:14 AM PDT

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      Five tobacco companies have sued the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) over a new law that would force them to place graphic health warnings on their cigarette packets.

      The firms argue the plan violates their constitutional right to free speech, as it requires firms to promote the government's anti-smoking message.

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      In their 41-page complaint, the five companies say the new labels would illegally force them to make consumers "depressed, discouraged and afraid" to buy their products.

      "The government can require warnings which are straightforward and essentially uncontroversial, but they can't require a cigarette pack to serve as a mini-billboard for the government's anti-smoking campaign," Floyd Abrams, a lawyer representing the cigarette makers, said in a statement.

      He added that the new labels would violate the companies' free-speech rights under the first amendment to the constitution.

      http://www.bbc.co.uk/...

      Founding fathers must be whirling in their graves on how grandly their later generations have fucked up their good intentions.

      One bitter fact is two bit hacks populate the third rate fourth estate who are truly the fifth columnists. So, how did Obama piss you off today ?
      Call the media when they Lie

      by amk for obama on Wed Aug 17, 2011 at 11:48:21 AM PDT

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    •  Phillip Morris is my vocal coach. (1+ / 0-)
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      Ana Thema

      I'm not kidding. I smoke and I sing. I shouldn't smoke but I do.

      Capitalism may be our enemy, but it is also our teacher. --V.I. Lenin equalitymaine.org

      by commonmass on Wed Aug 17, 2011 at 01:45:41 PM PDT

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