Five tobacco giants, R.J. Reynolds, Lorillard, Commonwealth Brands Inc., Liggett Group LLC and Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company Inc. sued Food and Drug Administration’s chief, Margaret Hamburg and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius complaining about the alleged infringement of their rights.
What could be the point of these companies complaining on their free speech rights where in fact, they already had profited hundred millions (or maybe, billions) of dollars advertising on how good cigarettes for everyone though they knew it’s the contrary? They had gained more than we could imagine on selling health-hazardous tobacco products and now they complain on the alleged violation on their First Amendment rights.
It may be the right time that people should know that these tobacco companies are selling what can cause damage to our body and in return,they gain profit. Cigarette smoking is the leading preventive cause of death today, a reason to concern not only the FDA but the society as well.
What goes with this scenario is the booming of another cigarette industry, the electric cigarette manufactory, minus the tobacco. The government’s electric cigarette review has not come to requiring manufacturers the same labels to those of the big giants. One important thing, e cigarettes are safe for people.
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(CNN) – Five tobacco companies, including some of the largest in the United States, filed a lawsuit against the federal government on Tuesday, alleging that government-mandated graphic warning labels on cigarette packages unconstitutionally infringe on the companies’ rights.
“The primary complaint is that we think it violates the First Amendment for the government to require people who produce a lawful product to essentially urge prospective purchasers not to buy it,” says Floyd Abrams, a prominent First Amendment case expert who’s representing the plaintiffs.
The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, pits R.J. Reynolds, Lorillard, Commonwealth, Liggett, and Santa Fe Natural Tobacco against the Food and Drug Administration, its chief, Margaret Hamburg, and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.
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Tobacco has always been an issue over the years. With all the researches and study that proved on how fatal these products are, the tobacco industry still rolls the profit and gain from selling tobacco-related diseases. FDA may be on the right decision mandating these companies to promote the real effects of their products to the consumers.
What could be a better choice is using the safe one— the electric cigarette. Imagine four thousand harmful and some cancerous chemicals are taken in the body with each tobacco cigarette. Electric cigarettes are proven safe for the body, and somehow, beneficial. The government or any organizations haven’t found any electric cigarette health risks, in fact, many politicians are using and promoting the product.
Get your own electric cigarette now!
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