WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) _ R.J. Reynolds, seller of Camel cigarettes, and some other tobacco makers have filed a lawsuit saying their free-speech rights have been violated by a new tobacco law.
The law gives the U.S. Food and Drug Administration the authority to regulate tobacoo. It took effect in June. Reynolds says the act has several provisions restricting or banning truthful speech. Part of the FDA bill is designed to regulate the marketing of cigarettes.