I suppose you’ve heard by now: The Food and Drug Administration is ramping up the fight against tobacco use by promoting some extremely graphic new warnings for cigarette packs. Instead of the current two-line note, manufacturers would have to use photos of coughing babies, cancer patients -- and even corpses.
The public will get to weigh in on the images starting in January, and cigarette makers will have to display the new warnings starting in October of 2012. The new notices range from "tobacco smoke can harm your children" to "smoking can kill you."
Will it be affective? Are they going too far?
Anti-smoking advocates at ClearWay Minnesota are giving thumbs-up to new, graphic labels the federal government is proposing for cigarette packages.