The cigarette industry has smoke coming out of their ears with the latest smackdown put on them by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
The manufacturers are upset because they feel the government has smacked a muzzle on the marketing of their product and have filed a lawsuit.
The few folks that can still afford to smoke won’t be able to see their brand through the FDA’s warnings. Associated Press quoted the tobacco makers saying, it will make it “difficult, if not impossible, to see.”
Big Tobacco isn’t completely opposed to the new laws and the FDA being able to call the shots, but when it comes to their freedom of speech they have a problem … a big problem.
The branding, according to them, would be nearly at the bottom of the cigarette package.
Even the consumers, especially the older ones whose vision is failing, might join in on the lawsuit saying, “All I can see is ‘Don’t Smoke This! It will kill you!’ I won’t be able to see which cigarette I’m getting ready to kill myself with?”
Check out the details of the controversy here.