The FDA Cigarette Label Decision

United States District Court for the District of Columbia
R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, Lorillard Tobacco Company, Commonwealth Brands, Inc., Liggett Group LLC, and Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company, Inc.,
United States Food and Drug Administration, Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of the United States Food and Drug Administration, and Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services,

Civil Case No. 11-1482 (RJL)
Memorandum Opinion, Feb. 29, 2012
By U.S. District Judge Richard J. Leon

On page 11 is the most important quote from that decision:

First, after reviewing the evidence here it is clear that the Rule's graphic-image
requirements are not the type of purely factual and uncontroversial disclosures that are
reviewable under this less stringent standard. 12 To the contrary, the graphic images here
were neither designed to protect the consumer from confusion or deception, nor to
increase consumer awareness of smoking risks; rather, they were crafted to evoke a
strong emotional response calculated to provoke the viewer to quit or never start
smoking. Indeed, a report by the Institute of Medicine-an authority chiefly relied upon
by the Government-very frankly acknowledges this very purpose. See Defs.' Opp'n at
vi; Institution of Medicine, "Ending the Tobacco Problem: A Blueprint for the Nation"
(Richard J. Bonnie ed. 2007) ("10M Report") at 290-91. According to the 10M Report,
"[i]t is time to state unequivocally that the primary objective of tobacco regulation is not
to promote informed choice but rather to discourage consumption of tobacco products,
especially by children and youths, as a means of reducing tobacco-related death and
disease." 10M Report at 291. Further, "[e]ven though tobacco products are legally
available to adults, the paramount health aim is to reduce the number of people who use
and become addicted to these products, through a focus on children and youths," and,
therefore, the "warnings must be designed to promote this objective." Jd.

Unfortunately, the analysis of this situation stops there, when it cries out for a deeper look. To make a long story short, the Government's entire anti-tobacco operation for the last six decades has been systematically designed to deceive the public about the health risks of smoking, in order the promote that objective of stopping people from smoking. The government deliberately commits scientific fraud, primarily by deliberately using defective studies to falsely blame tobacco for diseases that are really caused by infection, and concealing or ignoring the relevant evidence.

The Surgeon General Lies That Smoking Causes Heart Disease
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Furthermore, rather than being an impartial authority on the issue, the FDA's Tobacco Panel is itself nothing but an operation connected with this gigantic fraud. All the anti-smokers'so-called "independent" reports were ring-led by the same guy, Jonathan M. Samet, including the Surgeon General Reports, the EPA report, the IARC report, and the ASHRAE report, and he's now the chairman of the FDA Committee on Tobacco. He and his politically privileged clique exclude all the real scientists from their echo chamber. That's how they eliminated controversy and made their reports "unanimous!"

Jonathan M. Samet

For the government to commit fraud to deprive us of our liberties is automatically a violation of our Constitutional rights to the equal protection of the laws, just as much as if it purposely threw innocent people in prison. And for the government to spread lies about phony smoking dangers is terrorism, no different from calling in phony bomb threats. And all of this has taken place at the active instigation and encouragement of the United States Congress. There is no longer any doubt: These are the enemies who hate our freedom, and we should be at war against them!


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