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ANA Applauds Anti-Graphic Cigarette Images Ruling

The Association of National Advertisers applauded the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, which vacated, or set aside, the Food and Drug Administration rule requiring the graphic warnings on all tobacco products or ads. "We're not ventriloquist dummies through which the government speaks," Dan Jaffe, ANA's group exec VP for government relations, told Ad Age. He pointed out that the First Amendment "doesn't stop the government from speaking on its own and using whatever images they want [but] it stops them from making [a marketer] say what it want [them] to say."

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