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Photos: Graphic Warning Labels on Cigarette Packs

| by Mark Berman Opposing Views

The Food and Drug Administration has unveiled new graphic cigarette warning labels that will go on every pack of cigarettes, as well as in cigarette ads.

In addition to warnings such as "smoking can kill you kill" and "cigarettes cause cancer," disturbing photos illustrate the message.

The warnings will be on both sides of a pack, covering a 50% of it. They will cover 20% of an advertisement. The labels must be in place by September 2012.

Here are a few of the labels:

 

Under the World Health Organization's global treaty on tobacco, 35% of a cigarette pack must have warnings and pictures.

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