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Cigarette Warning Labels: The Battle between the FDA and the Tobacco Industry

October 3, 2017 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Seth M. Noar, Professor, School of Media and Journalism and Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center

Over 100 countries and jurisdictions throughout the world have implemented graphic warnings on cigarette packs to reduce tobacco use. In the US, the FDA has been trying to implement graphic warnings since 2009, when it was granted regulatory authority over tobacco products. However, litigation from the tobacco industry has so far stalled their implementation. Professor Noar will describe the FDA’s role in tobacco regulation and his research examining the impact of cigarette pack graphic warnings, and the legal and first amendment issues challenging the FDA as it attempts to implement stronger health warnings on all cigarette packs in the US.

All Humanities in Action events take place at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill. There are no preparatory readings for these events.

Program Tuition: Advance registrants pay $18 per lecture ($13 for GAA members) or can take advantage of our special FLYLEAF SEASON PASS—register for all 9 events for $125.00 ($90.00 for GAA members). To check your membership status or to join the GAA, please visit or call 800.962.0742. GAA membership is open to all UNC alumni and friends. Tuition is $20.00 for everyone paying at the door.

Flyleaf Books: Location and Contact Info

752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd (Historic Airport Rd)
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Next to The Root Cellar (Formerly Foster’s Market)
Phone# 919-942-7373

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October 3, 2017
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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