Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Graphic Tobacco Warning Labels

Via Reuters:

WASHINGTON -- Dead bodies, diseased lungs and a man on a ventilator were among the graphic images for revamped tobacco labels unveiled on Tuesday by U.S. health officials.

Proposed in November under a law that put the multibillion-dollar tobacco industry under the control of the Food and Drug Administration, the new labels must be on cigarette packages and in advertisements starting in October 2012.

Somehow, I don't think that this will dissuade anybody. In fact, I think that it may give cigarettes a more "dangerous" image and become sort of cool or badass. I think that if they really want people to stop smoking, the image they should put on the label is of Paris Hilton's vagina.  Oh wait. Nobody knows who Paris Hilton is anymore.

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