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, November 28, 2014

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  • Kingsport BMA to Consider $384K Purchase Order for Sixth-Graders' Laptops
  • Barber Launches Christmas "Shoe Box" Drive
  • Coal Mine Citations Reported for October
  • Bristol, TN to Consider Mobile Food Vendors Ordinance for Private Properties
  • Holiday Shopping Cause for Crowds, Extra Security and Stress
  • Fossil Site Helping Second Harvest Food Bank to Collect Food
  • Tire Slashing Vandal Strikes in Gray
  • Washington County, TN To Hire a Veterans Service Officer
  • Several Wrecks in Our Region on Thanksgiving Day
  • Two Reportedly Injured in Home Elevator Accident in Carter County
  • Greene County Man Killed in Crash with Tanker Driven by Piney Flats Man
  • Center of Excellence Receives $2 Million Grant from Virginia Tobacco Commission
  • Wal-Mart Shoplifter Will Spend the Holiday in Jail
  • PBA Looking into Joint Venture with ETSU and Millennium Centre
  • Special Black Friday Sales Set at Virginia ABC Stores



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