FDA Wants Public Input On Proposed Graphic Cigarette Warnings

Wednesday, November 10th 2010, 6:07 pm
By: News On 6


UNDATED -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration wants public input on a proposed anti-smoking campaign. The Tobacco Control Act requires that cigarette packages and advertisements have larger and more visible graphic health warnings, but some people think the FDA may have carried it too far.

Proposed graphic health warnings include photos of diseased and dead people as well as images of children being harmed by second hand smoke.

The intention is to scare smokers and potential smokers away from the habit. The new images will be front and center on cigarette packs and include an image of a corpse after an autopsy.

There are 36 proposed images.

Go to the FDA site to tell them what you think.