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Cigarettes and free speech: Judge blocks graphic smoking warnings,0,5209487.story?track=rss

Graphic images cigarette warning labels

Shown are two of the nine graphic warning labels that cigarette makers would be required to use by the fall of 2012. A judge temporarily blocked that requirement Monday.

By Amina Khan, Los Angeles Times / for the Booster Shots blog

November 7, 2011, 1:52 p.m.

A federal judge has put a temporary block on new graphic warning labels for cigarette packages as a case concerning the constitutionality of requiring the labels proceeds.

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