Graphic Color Photos, New Warnings Coming to Cigarette Packaging?
Smokes warnings are getting a reboot. Smoking Kills 2.0. It's been 35 years, FDA says time for an upgrade.
Here's the latest deterrent:
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is continuously looking for new ways to spread the word about the chilling and killing effects of smoking.
They are now pitching color images and new specific health warnings on cigarette packages.The move would mark the first revision since the Surgeon General's warning was introduced to packaging and advertisements in 1984.The new proposal sees an image occupying 50 percent of the area on the front and rear panels of the package, and at least 20 percent of the area at the top of cigarette advertisements.
They say the change is necessary because people have gotten used to the older design and barely notice it anymore. The new warnings would highlight the dangers of smoking, including harm to children, fatal lung disease, various cancers, heart disease, and more.
All this effort and tobacco is still legal to buy anywhere in the United States, but cannabis, only around half of America. Isn't it mind blowing how brainless some politicians can be?
A plant with ZERO health benefits and kills people is legal while another that has medical benefits isn't.