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July 30, 2012 A federal appeals court on Friday left intact a court judgment that ordered tobacco companies to do corrective advertising about the dangers of smoking. The companies sought to overturn a federal judge’s order on grounds that the order had been superceded by a 2009 law that gave the Food and Drug Administration authority over the industry, including power to require graphic cigarette warnings. In court filings, the companies — including Philip Morris USA, the nation’s largest tobacco maker — say that the 2009 Tobacco Control Act eliminated any reasonable likelihood that the companies would commit future violations, thus making the need for remedies like corrective statements moot. In a 3-0 decision, the appeals court said the regulatory oversight provided by the 2009 Tobacco Control Act is not a replacement for the judge’s ruling on corrective advertising.
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