May 6, 2020 / 9:59 PM / 19 days ago

FDA seeks to delay cigarette graphic warning rule because of COVID-19

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday asked a federal judge to approve a delay of the effective date of a new rule requiring graphic health warnings on cigarette packages and in advertisements.

The FDA and tobacco companies including R.J. Reynolds who are suing to challenge the requirement asked a federal judge in Tyler, Texas, to postpone the rule’s effective date from June 18, 2021, to Oct. 16 of that year.

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