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Graphic warning labels on cigarettes proposed

By November 11, 2010 3 Comments

I won’t bore you with all the reasons I hate cigarettes, but childhood migraines due to passive cigarette smoke is where my disdain for the stuff started.

Given the shocking facts regarding the health risks, I’ve always thought cigarettes should be even more heavily regulated, if not banned outright here in the U.S.

Imagine my delight when I learned the FDA and Department of Health and Human Services are proposing graphic, somewhat gruesome, warning labels on all cigarettes.

Here they are:

With big tobacco’s long, storied history of blatant lies and deception, the only way these companies will ever market responsibly is if they are forced to do so.

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  • Sue M. says:

    Thanks for that post. I guess we all know that if this was any other substance, it would be illegal.
    My husband lost a lung to smoking.

    I think smoking is selfish.
    Don’t make your spouse a widow, your children fatherless, or your friends miss you.
    STOP SMOKING! (please)

  • Anonymous says:

    we’ve had these in Canada for years now, and I believe they are moderately effective.  

  • Tonyjlis says:

    It’s no secret that cigarettes are harmful. Government controlled marketing will not end with cigarettes.

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