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Senators Blumenthal, Lautenberg Back Graphic Cigarette Labels

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Cigarette Label Mockup (credit: FDA via Getty Images)

Cigarette Label Mockup (credit: FDA via Getty Images)

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HARTFORD, CT (CBSNewYork) - A number of Senators are asking the Justice Department to appeal the court ruling that found tobacco companies can’t be compelled to label cigarettes with graphic photos of ailments that may afflict long term smokers.

WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau On The Story

But Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut believes cigarette packages are the very place for these photographs.

“The labels are truthful. The tobacco companies may not like the truth to be told and the court outrageously and wrongly decided to impede the truth and that’s why there should be an appeal,” he told WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau.

In all seven Senators are seeking this appeal, among them Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey.

How do you feel about the graphic labels? Sound off in the comments section below! Please not whether you are a smoker.

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