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FDA to issue new graphic cigarette warning labels
Breitbart.com ^ | June 20, 2011 | Michael Felberbaum (Associated Press)

Posted on 06/20/2011 5:12:37 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Coming to a store near you: nine more reasons not to smoke.

The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday is set to release nine new graphic health warning labels for U.S. cigarette packs, representing the most significant change to cigarette packs in more than 25 years.

The new labels will take up half of a pack of cigarettes and also will appear on advertisements. Cigarette makers have until the fall of 2012 to comply.

Mandates for new warning labels were part of a 2009 law giving the FDA authority to regulate tobacco. The announcement follows reviews of scientific literature, public comments and results from a study of 36 labels proposed last November.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cigarettes; fda; healthnazis; labels; nannystate; regulations; smokers; smoking; smokingnazis; warninglables

1 posted on 06/20/2011 5:12:44 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: Eric Blair 2084; tutstar; SheLion; Gabz; Hank Kerchief; 383rr; libertarian27; traviskicks; ...

Nanny State PING!


2 posted on 06/20/2011 5:16:03 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Obamao thinks DWS is cute (!!))
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
I was just in Turkey and on there cigarets it simple says smoke these and you will die or smoking will kill you
3 posted on 06/20/2011 5:17:56 PM PDT by svcw (Non forgiveness is like holding a hot coal thinking the other person will be blistered)
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4 posted on 06/20/2011 5:19:57 PM PDT by TaxPayer2000 (The United States shall guarantee to every state in this union a republican form of government,)
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To: svcw
it simple says smoke these and you will die

Well, if you don't smoke them, you're gonna die anyway.

5 posted on 06/20/2011 5:20:25 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Graphic? Are they finally releasing Osama’s picture? /s


6 posted on 06/20/2011 5:22:24 PM PDT by Lauren BaRecall (Boehner, you B@st@rd!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
FDA to issue new graphic cigarette warning labels

This is the scariest smoking related warning I've seen:


7 posted on 06/20/2011 5:26:29 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

They are also including a small baggy with diseased lung tissue in every pack.


8 posted on 06/20/2011 5:27:12 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (We live two lives, the life we learn and the life we live with after that.)
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To: headstamp 2

That will work out well with my new genetic engineering experiments. I’m trying to grow about five hundred testicles and send them to the GOP Congressional delegation. I won’t be sending any to the girls. Most of them already seem to have a pair.


9 posted on 06/20/2011 5:31:40 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks; JoeProBono; a fool in paradise

10 posted on 06/20/2011 5:34:04 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
I trust the scientists!


11 posted on 06/20/2011 5:35:46 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

THey going to put a graphic on each pack that shows how much of the price of that pack is government taxes?

That would stop me cold.


12 posted on 06/20/2011 5:42:36 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Revolting cat!
That's Bob Cousy advertising Kents with the micronite filter. Micronite was another word for asbestos.

Hey, what could go wrong?

13 posted on 06/20/2011 5:44:37 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Somewhere in Kenya, a village is missing an idiot)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
That's my kid!


14 posted on 06/20/2011 5:45:22 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I hear that when they introduced this scheme in Australia, teenagers started swapping them like trading cards. Gross is cool to them.


15 posted on 06/20/2011 5:51:00 PM PDT by coydog (Time to feed the pigs!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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16 posted on 06/20/2011 6:15:13 PM PDT by twistedwrench
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We should demand that a warning label be put on every Congresscritters website. Use the pic of Weiner's weiner.

Warning! The owner of this website may be a pervert.
Not suitable minors.

17 posted on 06/20/2011 6:15:41 PM PDT by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/15/08 and why?)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

[IMG]http://mypetjawa.mu.nu/archives/helen-thomas2.jpg[/IMG]

This would have saved me from starting when I was 11...


18 posted on 06/20/2011 6:26:50 PM PDT by Dogbert41
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To: TigersEye

I find it odd that the government can show pictures what cancer can do to a body but folks are outraged if one shows pictures of what abortion can do to a body.


19 posted on 06/20/2011 6:27:26 PM PDT by cotton
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

This would have saved me from starting when I was 11...

20 posted on 06/20/2011 6:29:45 PM PDT by Dogbert41
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"Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience."

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21 posted on 06/20/2011 6:35:36 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Joe 6-pack
Before there was Camel and Lucky strike there was Home Run and Picayune. I remember buying them as a kid. Lord, I'm ancient.


22 posted on 06/20/2011 6:49:37 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: tet68
Cigarette cards are quite collectable. Every now and then you might even see some of these at a gun show or military collectibles auction...


23 posted on 06/20/2011 6:55:33 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: cotton

That’s a good point. How about graphic pics of STDs on condom and birth control packaging? Show some AIDs wasted homosexuals.


24 posted on 06/20/2011 7:20:16 PM PDT by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/15/08 and why?)
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To: muir_redwoods

And 81 year old Mr Cousy is still around.


25 posted on 06/20/2011 8:02:52 PM PDT by Mears
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To: Revolting cat!

Looks like he could be the head of the family, just like in a M*A*S*H episode.


26 posted on 06/20/2011 8:16:47 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Obamao thinks DWS is cute (!!))
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Thanks for the ping!


27 posted on 06/20/2011 8:56:23 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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28 posted on 06/20/2011 9:57:11 PM PDT by clearcarbon
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Only if they also mandate stills from girls gone wild on beer bottles.


29 posted on 06/21/2011 8:26:45 AM PDT by BigCinBigD ("We hold it in our power, to begin the world anew")
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To: Secret Agent Man

“THey going to put a graphic on each pack that shows how much of the price of that pack is government taxes?”

Anything over about $0.80 to $1.00 per pack is all government profit.


30 posted on 06/21/2011 8:41:13 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the "Dave Ramsey Fan" ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: TigersEye
Excellent Idea. I'll bet some Freeper could give us some good mock ups. I can see it now; Condom Package with picture of genital wart. Or Book cover Picture for “One of Heather's two Daddies gets AIDS.”
31 posted on 06/21/2011 10:17:42 AM PDT by cotton
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