High court keeps tobacco marketing restrictions intact

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

U.S Supreme Court

(CNN) — The U.S. Supreme Court turned aside an appeal from tobacco companies seeking to block a federal law that further restricts the marketing, packaging and event promotion of cigarettes.

The brief order from the court Monday means key provisions of the 2009 Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act stay in place.

The case is American Snuff Co. v. U.S (12-521).