U. S. Department of Health and Human Services published a news release where “HHS announces new tobacco strategy and proposed new warnings and graphics for cigarette packs and advertisements,” on November 10, 2010. They are issuing a new tobacco warning label on cigarette packets in hopes of reducing tobacco related-health hazards. The report emphasizes on raising an awareness, specifically targeting children to younger adults in order to strategically eliminate smoking at an early age. In the report, the HHS states shocking statistical informations on tobacco related health problems. The post also lists previous attempts of reducing the use of tobacco in past years. Then it continues to get across to the public that they are hoping by June 22, 2011, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will select nine pictures followed by warning messages that will be labeled on the cigarette boxes. And by October 22, 2012, tobacco companies will not be allowed to sell cigarettes if they do not have the new warning labels. The proposed warning graphics can be found HERE (pdf file). Read and stay in tune with the FDA on their “Proposed Cigarette Product Warning Labels.” The announcement of controlling tobacco use and their strategy of how to prevent the increasing number of health problems relating to tobacco can be viewed in the video below.

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