Help Choose New Smoking Labels

Big color warnings could reduce tobacco use

By Mike Anderson
|  Thursday, Nov 11, 2010  |  Updated 11:00 AM PDT
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Help Choose New Smoking Labels

The FDA wants new warning labels.

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If paying $5.09 isn't a deterrent - the average price for a pack of smokes in California - maybe a large color warning showing dead bodies and unhealthy lungs will be.

The Food and Drug Administration proposed a new rule that would require these warnings to take up half of the cigarette package in an effort to reduce tobacco use.

They are accepting public input on the matter. Tell them what you think of the proposed warnings here. You can find multiple ways of contacting them near the bottom of that page.

The FDA needs to submit final regulations by June 22, 2011 for them to take effect under the Tobacco Control Act.

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