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

Tue 10/3, 4:30-6:00pm
Humanities in Action: Cigarette Warning Labels: The Battle between the FDA and the Tobacco Industry

Presented by Carolina Public Humanities

With 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 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.

Program Tuition: Tuition is $20.00 for everyone paying at the door. Advance registrants pay $18 per lecture ($13 for GAA members). For more information and to register, please visit this link. There are no preparatory readings for these events.

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Event date: 
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Event address: 
752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514