Tobacco companies file suit over graphic cigarette labels

    “Never before in the United States have producers of a lawful product been required to use their own packaging and advertising to convey an emotionally-charged government message urging adult consumers to shun their products,” reads a lawsuit filed Tuesday by four tobacco companies against the federal government.

    Four of the nation’s five largest tobacco companies have filed a suit over the FDA’s graphic warning labels for cigarette packages. They includes images of oral and lung cancers and a man’s chest sewn up, to name a few.

    According to the Associated Press, the suit also claims the companies will have to shell out money to continuously change the warning labels and designs.

    The FDA hasn’t commented on the pending legislation.

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