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Blumenthal Statement On Supreme Court's Decision To Reject An Appeal By Tobacco Companies Challenging Marketing Laws


Location: Washington, DC

Today, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) issued a statement on the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to reject an appeal by tobacco companies challenging the 2009 Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, a law that prohibits tobacco companies from sponsoring athletic, social, and cultural events and from giving away free samples or branded merchandize.

"As a long-time advocate for reducing tobacco use in children, I am pleased that the Supreme Court decided not to hear the tobacco companies' case seeking to overturn the marketing provisions of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act. The Court's decision today means that Congress's public health goals for reducing tobacco use in children will not be impeded by tobacco companies seeking to increase their customer base and their profits."

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