Graphic cigarette warnings latest bid against smoking
Beginning September 2012, the Food and Drug Administration will require more prominent health warnings on all U.S. cigarette packaging and advertisements, the first changes in more than 25 years. The FDA estimates that the health warnings will reduce the number of U.S. smokers by 213,000 people in 2013. This figure includes smokers who quit and people who choose not to take up the habit. The new cigarette health warnings will appear on the top 50% of the front and rear panels of each cigarette package. In cigarette ads, they must appear in the upper portion of the space and occupy at least 20% of the total area.
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