Is a Ban on Cigarette Advertising Legal?

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The settlements are over, but the wars go on as the Supreme Court prepares to consider cigarette advertising in Massachusetts. In March the court ruled that tobacco is not a drug that can be regulated by the FDA. Will it now uphold the ban on cigarette advertising? How does the health of children conflict with the free speech rights of companies that make a legal product? Our guests include a former FDA commissioner and a public-interest attorney who filed an amicus brief on behalf of the tobacco industry.
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