Tuesday, January 31, 2012

FDA Appeals Block on Cigarette Warning Labels

The District Judge Richard Leon order that blocked cigarette graphic warning labels is being appealed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.  Not only is the FDA putting graphics on the cigarette boxes, they are also writing short facts, such as "cigarettes cause cancer."  The United States was the first country to require health warnings on tobacco products.  However, according to Dr. Eden Evins, countries such as Canada and Australia make the U.S. cigarette warning labels seem tame.  Evins said "...one in every two smokers will die from smoke-related illnesses."  I will use some of the information from this article in my research paper.

Salahi, L. (2011, November 30). FDA appeals block on cigarette warning labels. ABC News. 
     Retrieved from http://abcnews.go.com/Health/Wellness/fda-appeals-block-cigarette-warning-

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