« First U.S. Beef Shipment Arrives in South Korea after Lifting of Import Ban | Main | The Difficulty of Defining Damages »

November 2, 2006

D.C. Circuit Blocks Ban on "Light" Cigarette Advertising

In a 2-1 decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit has blocked a federal trial judge's landmark August ruling that banned the advertising of "light," "low tar," "mild," or "ultra light" cigarettes.  The trial court also ordered the publication of "corrective statements" on the adverse health effects and addictiveness of smoking.  Judge Gladys Kessler's order was based on a finding that the cigarette companies had violated racketeering laws and conspired for decades to mislead the public about the health hazards of smoking.  The appellate court will consider arguments in the case at a later date.  See Matt Apuzzo's story for the Associated  Press.

JDP

November 2, 2006 | Permalink

TrackBack

TrackBack URL for this entry:
http://www.typepad.com/services/trackback/6a00d8341bfae553ef00d8353740be53ef

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference D.C. Circuit Blocks Ban on "Light" Cigarette Advertising:

Comments

Post a comment