New Cigarette Health Warnings

August 10, 2011 by Kathy Nellor

The following is the FDA announcement on new cigarette warning labels:

“Beginning September 2012, FDA will require larger, more prominent cigarette health warnings on all cigarette packaging and advertisements in the United States. These warnings mark the first change in cigarette warnings in more than 25 years and are a significant advancement in communicating the dangers of smoking.”

You can view the new warnings online: http://www.fda.gov/TobaccoProducts/Labeling/CigaretteWarningLabels/default.htm

What are your reactions to this development? Do you think the new warning labels will have a public health impact?

Tags:  Smoking, Tobacco, Health Warnings