In-Store Cigarette Warnings Delayed Again as Hearing Pushed Back

May 3, 2021, 6:40 PM

Court-ordered cigarette warning signs in stores will again be delayed, as a federal court in Washington, D.C., “reluctantly” put off a hearing because of courtroom restrictions necessitated by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Philip Morris USA Inc. and other tobacco companies were ordered in 2006 to make “corrective statements” about cigarettes and smoking, including warnings on signs by retail displays, in a racketering lawsuit brought by the U.S. government. Since then, the parties have litigated over details.

An evidentiary hearing in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia concerning the “point of sale” warnings was initially scheduled to begin on ...

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