In order to refresh your memory about cigarette warning labels, check out the video posted below for a quick summary of what the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is trying to accomplish. This youtube video is presented by Associated Press. The content of the video is informative and correctly outlines the beginning stages of implementing warning labels on cigarette packages. You can also refer to one of my first posts about the warning labels HERE.

Now that you have a general idea of what the Food and Drug Administration is trying to accomplish, the video below is another brief clip reported by NewsyScience in regards to the current situation of the warning labels. The NewsyScience youtube channel accurately describes and informs the viewers the present state of what is happening to the warning labels. The proposed idea of printing gruesome images onto the cigarette packages was blocked by U.S. District Judge Richard Leon in District of Columbia on February 29, 2012,. He explains to TheHuffingtonPost that “federal mandate to put the images, which include a sewn-up corpse of a smoker and a picture of diseased lungs, on cigarette packs violates the free speech amendment to the Constitution.” However, this case is being pending before the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati.

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