Nov 14, 2010

FDA wants cigarette warning labels showing corpses and diseased lungs

The federal government hopes new larger, graphic warning labels for cigarettes that include images of corpses, cancer patients, and diseased lungs and teeth will help snuff out tobacco use.

The new warning labels are to take up half of the cigarette pack on both front and contain color graphics depicting the negative health consequences.

Warning labels must also constitute 20 percent of cigarette ads.