Sunday, June 5, 2011

Cigarette Graphic Health Warnings

The Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (Tobacco Control Act) requires that cigarette packages and advertisements have larger and more visible graphic health warnings. The Tobacco Control Act also requires FDA to issue final regulations requiring these color graphics by June 22, 2011.

Never underestimate the deviousness of the tobacco industry. In order to comply with the Tobacco Control Act, FDA hired a company to survey 18,000 smokers to determine which labels might be most effective in getting smokers to quit and preventing adolescents from starting. Here's a graphic health warning label that one of those smokers working for the tobacco industry unsuccessfully tried to sneak through for approval.

Keep Smoking, Die Cool
Image Creator: FishWhisperer at

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