FDA Unveils Graphic Warning Labels for Cigarette Packs
On Monday, FDA released nine new cigarette warning labels that prominently display images depicting the negative health risks associated with tobacco consumption. The warnings will be required to be placed on the top half of tobacco packaging and constitute 20% of advertisements no later than the fall of 2012. According to FDA, new cigarette labels must include an image showing adverse health effects from smoking, a phrase such as "Cigarettes cause cancer," and a national smoking cessation hotline number.
- "FDA Issues Graphic Cigarette Labels" (Felberbaum, AP/Miami Herald, 6/20).