U.S. Food and Drug Administration

FDA Lawsuits

The following litigation resources highlight litigation between the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and various major tobacco companies. 

R.J. Reynolds et al., vs. Food and Drug Administration

Cigarette Warning Labels -

In 2011, the FDA made a ruling requiring larger, more prominent cigarette health warnings on all cigarette packaging and advertisements in the United States. According to the FDA, "these warnings mark the first change in cigarette warnings in more than 25 years and are a significant advancement in communicating the dangers of smoking. The introduction of these warnings is expected to have a significant public health impact by decreasing the number of smokers, resulting in lives saved, increased life expectancy, and lower medical costs."