Cigarette Packs Won’t Look Gross Just Yet

Photo: FDA

A federal judge sided with big tobacco today, granting a temporary injunction against the disgusting warning labels the Food and Drug Administration wants on every cigarette pack by September of 2012. The ruling indicates that the companies will likely win their lawsuit, which argues that the required graphics are unconstitutional on free-speech grounds. And so smoking stays cool for now, as long as you don’t buy lights.