Graphic Cigarette Warnings

November 19, 2010


This past week, the FDA revealed a few design ideas they had been coming up with for the new, required cigarette label warnings. The mandatory warning labels are to cover 1/2 of the packs surface area and by Oct. 22, 2012 manufactures will not be able to sell their products without these graphic labels. Out of the 36 proposed designs, here are a few of the images that came out last Wednesday:

But out of all the warnings- some graphic and gruesome, others just troublesome, are they going to work? Is showing gruesome imagery really going to shock the addicted OUT of smoking? Or do these labels just stigmatize existing smokers while not achiving their

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