News Summary: US to revise cigarette warnings

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Posted: Mar 19, 2013 4:14 PM

UP IN SMOKE: The government is abandoning a legal battle to have cigarette packs carry large, often macabre warnings depicting the dangers of smoking and encouraging smokers to quit.

BUTTING IN: Some of the nation's largest tobacco companies sued to block it part of a 2009 law that, for the first time, gave the federal government authority to regulate tobacco. The companies argued the proposed warnings amounted to anti-smoking advocacy.

FIRED UP: The FDA will go back to the drawing board and create labels to replace those that included images of diseased lungs and the sewn-up corpse of a smoker.