Several US states weigh in on cigarette label suit - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Several US states weigh in on cigarette label suit

Richmond, Va. (AP) -

Several states and U.S. territories are weighing in on a lawsuit over proposed graphic cigarette warning labels that include a sewn-up corpse of a smoker and a picture of diseased lungs.

The 24 attorneys general filed a friend of the court brief on Friday in the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington in support of the Food and Drug Administration's challenge of a lower court ruling in the case.

Last month, a U.S. District Court judge granted a request by some of the nation's largest tobacco companies to block the labels while deciding whether they violate their free speech rights. The judge ruled that it is likely the cigarette makers would succeed in a lawsuit to block the requirement that the labels be placed on cigarette packs next year.

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