The tobacco companies noted that the Cincinnati court’s ruling did not address the legality of the nine FDA images and warnings, but in October, the companies petitioned the Supreme Court to review that case.
The tobacco companies in the D.C. case include R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.; Lorillard Tobacco Co.; Commonwealth Brands Inc.; Liggett Group LLC; and Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company Inc.
The companies involved in the Kentucky case are Discount Tobacco City & Lottery Inc.; Lorillard Tobacco Co., National Tobacco Co., Commonwealth Brands Inc., and American Snuff Co.
About 45 million U.S. adults were current smokers in 2010, said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
• This story is based on part on wire service reports.
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Cheryl Wetzstein covers family and social issues as a national reporter for The Washington Times. She has been a reporter for three decades, working in New York City and Washington, D.C. Since joining The Washington Times in 1985, she has been a features writer, environmental and consumer affairs reporter, and assistant business editor. Beginning in 1994, Mrs. Wetzstein worked exclusively ...
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