FDA issues graphic cigarette labels

June 21, 2011 at 5:30 am in Grand Forks Herald

In the most significant change to U.S. cigarette packs in 25 years, the Food and Drug Administration today released nine new warning labels that depict in graphic detail the negative health effects of tobacco use. The labels will take up the top half both front and back of a pack of cigarettes. Warning labels also must appear in advertisements and constitute 20 percent of an ad. Cigarette makers have until the fall of 2012 to comply. Continue Reading