Big Tobacco Wins One

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was set to require that all cigarettes sold in the US carry graphic images warning of the dangers of smoking beginning September 22, 2012. However, four of the largest tobacco companies have sued the FDA, and a federal judge has issued an injunction barring these dire warnings until further review. An Ohio appellate court had previously ruled that these labels were constitutional. These contradictory rulings could lead to a Supreme Court case.

PositiveTip: Graphic warning images or not, avoid cigarette smoking because it is still the largest cause of premature death.