6:04 am November 11, 2010, by Henry Unger
Corpses, cancer patients and diseased lungs are among the images the federal government plans for larger, graphic warning labels that would take up half of each pack of cigarettes sold in the United States, Associated Press reports.
The images are part of a new campaign announced by the Food and Drug Administration and the Department of Health and Human Services to reduce tobacco use, which is responsible for about 443,000 deaths per year, AP writes.
“Some very explicit, almost gruesome pictures may be necessary,” FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg said in an interview with The Associated Press.
Will they be effective?
Will they make a difference for smokers addicted to nicotine?
Will they stop more young people from trying cigarettes?
Or do most people already know the dangers, so the effect will be limited?
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