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Bloomberg reports that a federal court has ruled that guidelines mandated by the 2009 Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act - putting graphic warning labels on cigarette packages - does not violate the free speech guarantee in the US Constitution.

The ruling comes less than a month after another federal judge said that the mandated graphics would, in fact, violate tobacco companies free speech rights.
KC's View:
Fine by me, though as often has been noted in this space, I have no objectivity on the issue. After having watched my mother die of lung cancer after having smoked for 40 years, I have no sympathy for tobacco companies; my usual feeling is that there will be a special circle of hell reserved for the executives who have sold this stuff.

Their free-speech is killing people.