FDA Unveils New Cigarette Warning Labels [PHOTOS]

     

    If you smoke, you could die. That's a warning the Federal Government wants to emphasize even further, starting with a big makeover of cigarette packs.

    The story from FOX News Radio's Rich Johnson in Washington:

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    Consumers will see the labels on packs of cigarettes in about 15 months... the new labels (below) feature graphic pictures of the effects of smoking:

    FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg says they need the new labels beacuse fewer people are quitting smoking.

    Listen to Commissioner Hamburg - in an interview with FOX News Radio, HERE:

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    The tobacco companies object to the labels because their brand logos would be relegated to the bottom half of the cigarette packs. About 30 other countries have forced tobacco companies to use similar labels.

    For more information on the graphic warning labels, visit the FDA's website by clicking here.