Monday, November 15, 2010

Proposed Cigarette Product Warning Labels

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.

FDA issued a proposed rule, Required Warnings for Cigarette Packages and Advertisements, proposing to modify the required warnings that appear on cigarette packages and in cigarette advertisements. These new required warnings would consist of nine new textual warning statements accompanied by color graphics depicting the negative health consequences of smoking.

Click here to read more about the warnings from the U.S Food and Drug Administration website.

Click here to read the article from today in the Journal and Courier.

* The picture above is three examples of proposed warning graphics that will appear on cigarette packaging as part of the government's new tobacco prevention efforts. (Taken By Evan Vucci/The Associated Press)

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