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FDA drops legal battle to introduce graphic pictures on cigarette packs

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f1913 (Published 22 March 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f1913
  1. Edward Davies
  1. 1New York

The federal government is abandoning a legal battle to place pictures of blackened lungs and dead bodies on the front of cigarette packets.

The Food and Drug Administration will not appeal a court decision blocking it from requiring tobacco companies to put large graphic health warnings on cigarette packages. In a letter obtained by the Associated Press, the US attorney general, Eric Holder, said that the …

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