Cigarettes, the FDA and Proposed New Graphic Warnings

Everyone, or lets say just about everyone knows that cigarette smoking is hazardous to your health; yet  21% of adults and almost 20% of our High School students smoke and while the figures have dropped slightly over the years, we still have a long way to go (Gallup poll on smoking rates).  Now that the FDA has the power to regulate but not ban tobacco products, they are looking at some new labeling requirements.  A link to the FDA Press release is here and the NY Times article is here, both of which discuss a new FDA proposal aimed at using much more graphic labeling of cigarette packaging and ads to reduce smoking rates further. What are your thoughts?  Take the survey below:


About Fred Goldstein

President and Founder of Accountable Health, LLC. My background includes over 25 years of health care experience in hospital administration, health plan management, disease management and population health.
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