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FDA defends new cigarette warning labels

A hearing on tobacco companies’ free speech rights to take place Sept. 21

The FDA recently responded to complaints from U.S. tobacco companies over the new, graphic warning labels to accompany their cigarette packs.

The FDA defended its labels, saying they're an attempt to actualize the health risks for smokers while also backing its right to regulate commercial speech where it sees fit, Legal Times reported.

Danielle Feinstein

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