Senators urge appeal of cigarette warning label ruling

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Senators urge appeal of cigarette warning label ruling

Dayton Business Journal – Following a U.S. District Court ruling Monday that blocked the Food and Drug Administration from requiring graphic warning labels on cigarette packages, cartons and advertisements, Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and others petitioned for an immediate appeal.

Brown, along with Democratic senators from Connecticut, Illinois, Iowa, New Jersey and Oregon, sent a letter yesterday to the U.S. Department of Justice and the FDA to request that they appeal the decision that prevents the government from forcing tobacco companies to implement the new warning labels until the courts can review the mandate.

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