FDA proposes new requirement for graphic labels on cigarette packs

By | August 15, 2019

The Food and Drug Administration proposed a rule Thursday morning to require cigarette packages to include realistic images showing the health consequences of smoking.

The rule would be the biggest change to cigarette labeling in over 35 years.

The graphic images will accompany warnings including: “tobacco smoke causes fatal lung disease in nonsmokers” and “smoking can cause heart disease and strokes by clogging arteries.”

This is a developing story.

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