Lawsuits against tobacco companies, which have long been out of favor with the townsfolk, have now become commonplace. All the more surprising is the lawsuit filed by the tobacco companies against the US government.
The lawsuit was filed by the country's largest manufacturers against the management FDA (Food and Drug Administration), which is responsible for food and drug quality control. The cause of the lawsuit is the requirement that all cigarette packs be equipped with warning pictures depicting the consequences of long-term smoking.
According to the "smokers" these photos show atypical cases. So, smoking does not always lead to lung cancer. While the inscription on the pack with the corresponding photo says almost the opposite. Moreover, in fact, these are not photographs of really damaged organs, but a skillful “photoshop”. That is, there is ordinary misinformation and intimidation of consumers.
In addition, the government insists that the labels on the packs be updated regularly, which drives up their production costs. In addition, the massiveness of photographs and inscriptions leads to the loss of a cigarette pack of its individuality.
This is not the first time that tobacco companies are trying to defend their rights in court.