Kill Yo’ Self!! FDA Approves Using Pics Of CORPSES On Cigarette Warning Labels

- By Bossip Staff

Today the Food and Drug Administration along with the Department of Health and Human Services made a shocking announcement. In the near future, cigarette companies will now be required to use EXTREMELY graphic warning labels including corpses, cancer patients, even pictures of cancerous lungs!

The images are part of a new push announced by the Food and Drug Administration and the Department of Health and Human Services on Wednesday to reduce tobacco use, which is responsible for about 443,000 deaths per year.

The number of Americans who smoke has fallen dramatically over the past 40 years, but those declines have stalled recently. About 46 million adults in the U.S., or 20.6 percent, smoke cigarettes, along with 19.5 percent of high school students.

The new prevention plan is part of the law passed in June 2009 giving the FDA authority to regulate tobacco, including marketing and labeling guidelines, banning certain products and limiting nicotine. The law doesn’t let the FDA ban nicotine or tobacco entirely.

The administration has several variations of phrases and pictures that will be the subject of intense study and review until June of 2011 where the final packaging changes will be chosen.

The FDA is proposing 36 labels for public comment, which include phrases like “smoking can kill you” and “cigarettes cause cancer,” but also feature graphic images to convey the dangers of tobacco use.

The new warning labels are to take up half of a pack — both front and back — of cigarettes and contain “color graphics depicting the negative health consequences.” Warning labels also must constitute 20 percent of advertisements.

Cotdamn…and we thought those TRUTH commercials were crazy! Do you all feel that the FDA is taking things too far in their fight against “Big Tabacco”?? Would these type of images deter you from coppin that fresh pack of Newports??

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  • Istillcantsleep.....propofolplease

    So what everyone knows by now smoking is bad for your health its not going to make a difference if you put a picture of a dead body or a skull and cross bones people will still smoke.

    You will die one day any how…Duh

  • Too through

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  • ByrdLady

    Wow, maybe they should put pix of wrecks & f***** up kidneys & livers on liquor bottles.

    • k1lldebit6h

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  • Ummmm...

    …glad i stopped smoking…

  • Vlicious

    Hell my dad Drink, Smoke, Pop Pills, and everything else and his azz still here been doing it for years….rehab after rehab

  • YokoDMV

    i refuse to let smokers go out as “the new social outcast” since “gays” are almost off limits now.

  • YokoDMV

    for that matter..why don’t we just put pics of dead animals on clothing tags?? them winter boots look good right?

  • PurpleMD

    I think it is a good idea, however, I don’t think it will change people. It is funny how people are so defensive when it comes to changing their lifestyle when it benefits them, but they expect pity when you have to tell them they have cancer. Or the most interesting part is when they “cop an attitude” when you have to treat them for their metastic cancer. Although, I am sad for what they now are sentenced to in life, I think: “Did I push your head to smoke? Why didn’t you listen to the warnings on not to smoke? Now, although life is rough for you, you should have listen” I am just saying…people need to use your heads!

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    Oh no you didn’t. LOL…

  • white male

    They should tax cigs way more.

  • Tiffany

    Man make cigarettes ILLEGAL. You can put cigarettes and crack in the same category. But we all know why they dont go through wit it. A bunch of a certain group of people will loose out on a tremendous amount of power and benefits. Hence why they dont legalize mary jane. Things that make you go hmmmmm.

  • deelucious

    They already do this in England. It has had ZERO effect on smokers. People who want to smoke will smoke even if it kills them.

    Also in England smoking is banned in most public places, you can’t smoke inside of a public building. Shopping malls, train stations, taxis, buses, restuarants…practically everywhere and people still smoke. And they keep increasing the price of cigarettes but people still smoke just as much. So now they’re thinking of not displaying tobacco/cigarettes in shops. Still selling them, just not displaying them. Maybe that will work.

  • prissa

    Nothing will work. Ppl are gonna do what the hell they want. I smoke lots of stuff 😉 AND I text and drive. Not braggin just being honest. *shrug*

  • Samone

    I think its a great idea, and I am a smoker. If I continually saw the IMAGE each time I bought a pack, it would definitely help decrease or stop my tobacco use.

  • AHHHHSHADDAAAP!!!!

    They should put pictures of Bobby and Whitney on packages o’ crack and see if that deters any addicts.

    • w

      Hysterical!!!!

  • Shynum1

    I could careless what they do, I will stop smoking when I want to. This is my life, and I will do as I please…

  • sha

    i agree with everyone who says it won’t make a difference.

  • Honut Sinti

    Momma smoked 60 years (unfiltered PallMalls). Lived to age 85. Died in her sleep after putting in a full days work at her shop. Had 11 children (all still living). Don’t smoke myself but clearly it affects some people differently.

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