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Judge blocks graphic images on cigarette packages

• AP
A judge on Monday blocked a federal requirement that would have begun forcing tobacco companies next year to put graphic images including dead and diseased smokers on their cigarette packages.

U.S. District Judge Richard Leon ruled that it's likely the cigarette makers will succeed in a lawsuit to block the requirement. He stopped the requirement until the lawsuit is resolved, which could take years.


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Comment by David Jackson
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      Good for the judge!

      The farther the government get from industry the better. It's none of Washington's damn business what any adult puts in or takes out of his/her body -ever!

       That we even have the notion of a "Nanny State" really tires my ass. IF people don't want to smoke, fine. Those who do probably will...Just don't ask me to foot the bill for their early funeral. Either way, it's not any business of a bunch of loser politicos. 

Comment by Matt Schnackenberg
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I disagree completely with the reasoning. Cigerette corporations are that corporations. They should not have the same amendment rights as I do. They are not people, they are businesses.