While normally it takes a while for a new law to go into effect, a spokesperson for the Food and Drug Administration has said that because this change "simply increased the age limit in existing law... it was able to go into effect immediately".
Kids were kicking butts across Michigan today in places like Grand Rapids, Grand Haven and Hastings, but it wasn't because they were bullying their peers.
They were standing up to Big Tobacco as part of the 20th annual Kick Butts Day.
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...