Appeals court leaves intact a judgment against tobacco companies.

The AP (7/27, Yost) reported, “A federal appeals court on Friday left intact a court judgment that ordered tobacco companies to do corrective advertising about the dangers of smoking.” The tobacco companies, including Philip Morris USA, had sought to “overturn a federal judge’s order on grounds that the order had been superceded by a 2009 law that gave the Food and Drug Administration authority over the industry, including power to require graphic cigarette warnings.” The appeals court ruled in a 3-0 decision that “the regulatory oversight provided by the 2009 Tobacco Control Act is not a replacement for the judge’s ruling on corrective advertising.”