Your tax dollars at work: FDA unveils scare graphics for cigarettes

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June 21, 2011
Wall Street Journal    
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"Cigarette makers must add large, graphic warning labels depicting diseased lungs, a man exhaling smoke through a hole in his neck and other images to packaging and advertising in the U.S. by October 2012 .... Government officials project the U.S. will have 213,000 fewer smokers in the first year after the new labels are introduced, said Lawrence Deyton, director of the FDA's Center for Tobacco Products .... The federal fiscal 2012 budget request includes an additional $25 million to support quit-line services, Dr. Deyton said. Currently, the quit line is funded with about $114 million in state and federal money, the FDA said." (06/21/11)  

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