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Md AG Pushes for Graphic Image Warning Labels on Cigarette Packaging

July 18th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh today joined a coalition of 25 attorneys general filing an amicus brief supporting federal regulations requiring “graphic image” warning labels—consisting of color images that depict the dangers of smoking—on cigarette packages.


The coalition filed the brief in R.J. Reynolds v. FDA in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, supporting the authority of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Department of Health and Human Services to issue regulations requiring graphic images to be included with text warnings on cigarette packages.  The attorneys general argue that, contrary to the plaintiffs’ claims, the regulations do not violate the First Amendment.  Additionally, the government has a substantial interest in ensuring that customers understand the dangers of smoking, particularly as tobacco companies have a long history of deceiving consumers.

4 Responses to “Md AG Pushes for Graphic Image Warning Labels on Cigarette Packaging”

  1. July 18, 2020 at 12:07 pm, Brian said:

    Why doesn’t he concentrate on the crimes in Baltimore. And getting the 500 million dollars that was stolen from the state of Maryland back


  2. July 18, 2020 at 8:49 pm, Kathy said:



    • July 19, 2020 at 6:07 pm, hollywood said:

      Just look at his picture, he missed his calling, Librarian !


  3. July 19, 2020 at 6:08 pm, hollywood said:

    Hope I haven’t offended any librarians out there.


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