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New Cigarette Warning Labels – Will It Stop A Smoker ? [FDA]

“The existing warning labels on cigarette packs have not been updated in 25 years, so this is very good timing,” FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg said at a second news conference Wednesday elaborating on the proposal. “Some of the images, I am sure you will agree, are very, very powerful — and that is the point. We need to make sure anyone considering smoking, particularly kids, fully appreciate the consequences of cigarette use.”


Proposed New Cigarette Warning Labels:

Among the proposed labels, all beginning with the word “WARNING” in capital letters:

  • Cigarettes are addictive.
  • Tobacco smoke can harm your children.
  • Cigarettes cause fatal lung disease.
  • Cigarettes cause cancer.
  • Cigarettes cause strokes and heart disease.
  • Smoking during pregnancy can harm your baby.
  • Smoking can kill you.
  • Tobacco smoke causes fatal lung disease in nonsmokers.
  • Quitting smoking now greatly reduces serious risks to your health.

The nine health warnings would be required to appear on the upper portion of the front and rear panels of a cigarette package and take up at least the top half of the panels, according to the FDA.

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