Cigarette Warnings With An Attitude
Does anyone thing changing cigarette package warnings will prevent people from smoking. Really, the health hazards related to smoking have been well known forever. Just the same, health officials are adding shock value to tobacco warning labels. The graphic new labels include images of dead bodies, mouth cancer, diseased lungs and a man on a ventilator. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg will introduce the new warning labels today at the White House. A 2009 law calls for the graphic warnings to appear on all cigarette packages and ads starting next October.