Is Tobacco Promotion an Issue of Free Speech, or Protecting the Public Health?

Last November, the FDA ruled that tobacco manufacturers must include on their packaging graphic depictions of the horrors smoking can wreak. The new packaging was to take effect in autumn 2012.

Five tobacco companies now have taken the FDA to federal court, challenging the regulations. Among other things, they claim that the depictions...

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