Tobacco Companies Challenge Efforts in US, Australia
30 июля 2013

Tobacco Companies Challenge Efforts in US, Australia

Tobacco Companies Challenge Efforts in US, Australia
This is the VOA Special English Health Report, from | Tobacco companies are fighting efforts in the United States and Australia to make their products less appealing. In Washington, a federal judge recently blocked the Food and Drug Administration from requiring new warning labels on cigarette packs. Judge Richard Leon ruled in a case brought by five tobacco companies.The judge temporarily stopped a new federal rule to require large new warnings starting next September. These include color images such as a dead body or diseased lungs. Simple text warnings now appear. Congress called for color images showing the dangers of smoking, similar to what Canada does. But the tobacco companies say the new requirements approved in June violate their free speech rights guaranteed by the Constitution.Judge Leon said the FDA could not require the new labels before a lawsuit against the government is decided. Some experts say the process could take years. The judge said he believes the cigarette makers are highly likely to win their case. He says the images are designed to appeal to emotion, rejecting government arguments that they are purely factual. He accused the government of trying to use the labels to promote an "obvious anti-smoking agenda!" The head of an anti-smoking group, the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, called the decision "wrong on the science and wrong on the law." About one-fifth of American adults are smokers. The World Health Organization says tobacco kills nearly six million people worldwide each year. More than six hundred thousand of them are non-smokers who breathe other people's tobacco smoke. In Australia, tobacco companies want to stop what would be the world's most restrictive laws on cigarette advertising. Cigarettes could be sold only in plain olive-green packages. Only the brand name and health warnings could appear.The new rule is to go into effect in December of twenty twelve. Tobacco companies say the measure violates the Australian constitution. They say it would unjustly reduce the value of their brand names and trademarks. Health Minister Nicola Roxon says the government is ready for a legal fight. She says the new rule will be a big win for families who have lost a loved one to tobacco-related illness." For VOA Special English, I'm Carolyn Presutti. (Adapted from a radio program broadcast 16Nov2011)
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#1 написал: CubiousBlockus (1 августа 2013 13:21)
what about caffiene? its proven addictive, and transfats, both major causes or catalysts to obesity. why arn't these products made less appealing, they are more destructive then tobacco. Obeseity creates other problems and lowers life expectancy to 40ish, smoking dont do that, its heaps more random... more obese people then smokers, so the priorities are all wrong. happy for not making them appealing, but to ban them would? be stupid, people need thier releases, im not taking up yoga!
#2 написал: c02Pirate2 (1 августа 2013 13:21)
"Tobacco kills nearly six million people worldwide each year. "More than six hundred thousand of them are non-smokers"??????? WTF.???? The WHO conducted the longest, most thorough and ONLY properly control study on non-smokers exposed to second hand smoke including adults and children - the result??? There is NO DETECTABLE effect WHAT SO EVER.for adults! However children exposed showed sharp decrease in respiratory illness in later life. To date no better study has been done - DATA? PLEASE!!!
#3 написал: Inflancki (1 августа 2013 13:21)
Good articulation. Very understable.?
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