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Court weighs graphic health warnings on cigarettes

A federal appeals court Tuesday weighed the constitutionality of requiring large graphic photos on cigarette packs to show that smoking can disfigure and even kill people, with two of the three judges questioning how far the government could go.

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Judge blocks graphic images on cigarette packages

A judge on Wednesday blocked a federal requirement that would have begun forcing U.S. tobacco companies to put large graphic images on their cigarette packages later this year to show the dangers of smoking and encouraging smokers to quit lighting up.

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Judge blocks state tobacco crackdown

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Dane County judge has temporarily blocked a state crackdown on roll-your-own cigarette machines. The Department of Revenue has informed owners of the machines they need permits to operate, saying customers who buy loose tobacco from the stores and then use the machines to roll it into cigarettes are saving on taxes. Robert Petersen, who owns ...

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Judge questions images for cigarette packages

By PETE YOST Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – A federal judge peppered a government lawyer with questions Wednesday expressing doubts about whether the Food and Drug Administration can force tobacco companies to post graphic images on their cigarette packages showing the health effects of smoking. In a two-hour hearing, U.S. District Judge Richard Leon closely questioned Justice Department lawyer Mark ...

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71-year-old sentenced in shooting over cigarettes

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A 71-year-old Milwaukee man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for fatally shooting his cousin over cigarettes. Orteal Tyler will be on 10 years of extended supervision after completing his prison sentence. Tyler pleaded guilty in May to first-degree reckless homicide in the death of 50-year-old Mark Anthony Chambers. He had been charged last December ...

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