Friday, December 07, 2012

Government Says Graphic Photos Of Smokers Are Factual
A requirement for tobacco companies to put large graphic health warnings on cigarette packages is under scrutiny. The government wanted to rehear the challenge but the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington said no. After the request was denied the Justice Department declined to comment but the government still has 90 days to appeal that decision to the U.S. Supreme Court. Back in August a three judge panel agreed with a previous court ruling to end the requirement made by the Food and Drug Administration, as many of the nation's largest tobacco companies hoped to block the mandate. They say the proposed warnings went beyond factual information as they attempted to show the dangers of smoking and encourage smokers to quit lighting up in a very graphic way. The government concluded that the photos used of dead and diseased smokers were in deed factual. (bg)

Friday, January 30, 2015

  • Jury Convicts 70-year-old Johnson City Woman of Vehicular Homicide
  • "Trammel Property" Bill Chances Slim, According to Carrico
  • As Virginia General Assembly Formulates Budget, Highway Funding Up So Far for Bristol District
  • Hubbard Gives Perspective on Need for City Council Executive Sessions
  • Carrico Bill on Domestic Assault in Trouble Due to Cost
  • Wise County Dentist Gets Two Months in Jail for Fraud
  • Water Service in Portions of Elizabethton to be Interrupted Saturday
  • Washington County, VA Deputies Looking for Two Men Involved in Farm Machine Burglary
  • JCPD Prepares for Super Bowl Weekend, DUI Patrols with Additional Officers
  • Kingsport Police Search for Suspects who Stole Nearly $2,000 Worth of Items
  • Washington County Commissioner David Tomita Talks in Support of Project X
  • Eastman Chemical Earnings Up
  • Month Long Investigation Nets Four Theft Arrests
  • Bristol, Virginia: Northeast Weather is Cause to Postpone Planned Ribbon Cutting For Nulife Glass
  • Virgnia Investing $160,000 Grant to Protect "Endangered Species" in Lee County Caves
  • Raid on Rash Road in Meadowview Results in Two Women Booked on Meth Charges
  • Two Arrested in Erwin Cocaine Bust
  • Local Legislators Battling Governor's Plan to Scale Back Tax Credits for Coal
  • Suncoke Downsizes more than 150 Buchanan County Workers
  • Washington County Commissioner Speaks on Project X
  • Federal Authorities Pursue Suppliers of "Bath Salts," "Purple Wave" to Tri-Cities Region
  • District Attorney Will Seek Death Penalty Against Carter County Teen Murder Suspect



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