New labels will help prevent children from smoking and help adults quit
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today unveiled the nine graphic health warnings required to appear on every pack of cigarettes sold in the United States and in every cigarette advertisement. This bold measure will help prevent children from smoking, encourage adults who do to quit, and ensure every American understands the dangers of smoking.
The warnings represent the most significant changes to cigarette labels in more than 25 years and will affect everything from packaging to advertisements and are required to be placed on all cigarette packs, cartons and ads no later than September 2012.
For more information on graphic warning labels and hi-resolution images visit http://www.fda.gov/cigarettewarnings (these are very graphic images)
[News release http://www.hhs.gov/news/press/2011pres/06/20110621a.html]
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