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FDA Proposes Graphic Warnings on Cigarette Packs
Date:11/10/2010

stant professor in the department of health studies at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada, told HealthDay. The text-only warnings on packages have changed little since 1984.

Elsewhere, graphic warnings seem to be helping to drive down smoking rates. In Canada, about 13 percent of the population smokes daily, a 5 percent drop since graphic warnings were adopted in 2000, according to Hammond.

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View some of the proposed images and text on the FDA Web site.

SOURCES: Len Horovitz, M.D., pulmonary specialist, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York City; Nov. 10, 2010, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, news release; David Hammond, Ph.D., assistant professor in the department of health studies, the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada; Nancy Brown, CEO, American Heart Association


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