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FDA to issue new graphic cigarette warning labels

RICHMOND, Va. — In the most significant change to U.S. cigarette packs in 25 years, the Food and Drug Administration is set to release today nine new warning labels that will depict in graphic detail the negative health effects of tobacco use. Among the possible images are rotting and diseased teeth and gums and a man with a tracheotomy smoking.

The labels will take up the top half — both front and back — of cigarette packs. Warning labels also must appear in advertisements and constitute 20 percent of an ad. Cigarette makers have until the fall of 2012 to comply.

Mandates to introduce new graphic warning labels were part of a law passed in 2009 that, for the first time, gave the federal government authority to regulate tobacco, including setting guidelines for marketing and labeling, banning certain products and limiting nicotine. The law doesn't let the FDA ban nicotine or tobacco.

FDA to issue new graphic cigarette warning labels 06/20/11 [Last modified: Monday, June 20, 2011 9:46pm]
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