Portions of new federal tobacco law struck down

01/6/2010 | Wall Street Journal, The

A federal district-court judge in Kentucky struck down parts of a new federal law that imposes additional regulations on the tobacco industry. Joseph H. McKinley Jr. ruled that the Food and Drug Administration can't prohibit companies from suggesting tobacco products are safer because they are FDA-regulated. The FDA also can't block tobacco companies from using color and graphics in their advertisements, McKinley ruled.

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