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, saying the federal government should be allowed to require the labels for the "lethal and addictive" products.
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.
We believe this lawsuit will go all the way to the Supreme Court. It is not about tobacco, as far as we are concerned, it is about our Constitution and the First Amendment. If this is allowed there will be the same graphic labels on liquor and fat foods or anything else that is deemed "bad for you". Is this really what a free society wants, a nanny government?