According to the Family Smoking and Tobacco Control Act, the FDA is requiring all tobacco companies to print large graphic pictures on every one of their cigarette packs to warn people of the risks of smoking. Soon after, this was brought to court and a judge ruled to block this recent step and delay final ruling until further examination. The American Lung Association "has stronlgy urged the Federal Government to appeal the decision." These new labels have shown in recent studies to "reduce smoking and keep nonsmokers from starting." The study has also shown a great reduction in children smokers, which is a main focus. This article will be of great use to me in my research paper.
American Lung Association. (2011, November 10). Defending cigarette graphic warning labels.
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