Cigarette packaging is getting a dose of reality. . .

Eye-catching cigarette packaging, isn't it?

Cigarette packaging will be more graphic, starting September 2012.  Manufacturers will be required to devote 1/2 of the front and back of every cigarette package to photos and written warnings about the dangers of tobacco.  There are nine photos showing some risks of tobacco use (like lung cancer and death).

This is the first major change to cigarette warnings in 25 years.  It is hoped that these changes will increase the awareness of specific health risks from smoking, encouraging smoking cessation, and empowering people not to start smoking.

Want to see more?

http://www.aafp.org/news-now/health-of-the-public/20110622cigarettegraphics.html

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