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WARNING: Tobacco smoke can harm your children.

Overview
The Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (Tobacco Control Act) requires that cigarette packages and advertisements have larger and more visible graphic health warnings.

FDA issued a proposed rule

FDA seeks public comment on the proposed rule, Required Warnings for Cigarette Packages and Advertisements. As part of this, FDA is seeking comments on what required warnings to include in the final rule, including comments on the color graphics that are included in the proposal.  The proposed rule explains how to submit comments.

FDA plans to select a set of nine required warnings for the final rule, each of which is comprised of one color graphic that is paired with one of the nine textual warning statements.  In addition, for each of these nine sets, FDA expects that the final version would include one formatting option where the textual portion of the required warning is presented in black text on a white background and one formatting option where the textual portion of the required warning is presented in white text on a black background.

Text: WARNING: Tobacco smoke can harm your children. Image: Baby in woman’s arms, with smoke approaching baby. Pictured on an example cigarette pack.

Proposed image as it would appear on a cigarette package.

Text: WARNING: Tobacco smoke can harm your children. Image: Baby in woman’s arms, with smoke approaching baby.

Tobacco Smoke Can Harm Your Children #1A

 
Text: WARNING: Tobacco smoke can harm your children. Image: Baby in woman’s arms, with smoke approaching baby.

Tobacco Smoke Can Harm Your Children #1B

Text: WARNING: Tobacco smoke can harm your children. Image: Woman breathing out smoke while face to face with toddler.  Smoke approaches toddler’s face. Pictured on an example cigarette pack.

Proposed image as it would appear on a cigarette package.

 

Text: WARNING: Tobacco smoke can harm your children. Image: Woman breathing out smoke while face to face with toddler.  Smoke approaches toddler’s face.

Tobacco Smoke Can Harm Your Children #2A

 

 Text: WARNING: Tobacco smoke can harm your children. Image: Woman breathing out smoke while face to face with toddler.  Smoke approaches toddler’s face.

Tobacco Smoke Can Harm Your Children #2B

Text: WARNING: Tobacco smoke can harm your children. Image: Woman smoking while holding baby in her lap, with smoke going in the baby’s face. Pictured on an example cigarette pack.

Proposed image as it would appear on a cigarette package.

 

 

 Text: WARNING: Tobacco smoke can harm your children. Image: Illustration of woman holding baby in her lap while smoking a cigarette.  The smoke from the cigarette is in the baby’s face.

Tobacco Smoke Can Harm Your Children #3A

 

Text: WARNING: Tobacco smoke can harm your children. Image: Illustration of woman holding baby in her lap while smoking a cigarette.  The smoke from the cigarette is in the baby’s face.

Tobacco Smoke Can Harm Your Children #3B

Text: WARNING: Tobacco smoke can harm your children. Image: Toddler crying. Pictured on an example cigarette pack.

Proposed image as it would appear on a cigarette package.

 

 

 Text: WARNING: Tobacco smoke can harm your children. Image: Toddler crying.

Tobacco Smoke Can Harm Your Children #4A

 

 Text: WARNING: Tobacco smoke can harm your children. Image: Toddler crying.

Tobacco Smoke Can Harm Your Children #4B

Text: WARNING: Tobacco smoke can harm your children. Image: Warning text written in child’s handwriting on paper with red and blue solid and dashed lines. Pictured on an example cigarette pack.

Proposed image as it would appear on a cigarette package.

 

Text: WARNING: Tobacco smoke can harm your children. Image: “Tobacco smoke can harm your children” written in child’s handwriting on paper with red and blue solid and dashed lines.

Tobacco Smoke Can Harm Your Children #5A

 

Text: WARNING: Tobacco smoke can harm your children. Image: “Tobacco smoke can harm your children” written in child’s handwriting on paper with red and blue solid and dashed lines.

Tobacco Smoke Can Harm Your Children #5B
 

 Text: WARNING: Tobacco smoke can harm your children. Image: Girl wearing oxygen mask. Pictured on an example cigarette pack.

Proposed image as it would appear on a cigarette package.

Text: WARNING: Tobacco smoke can harm your children. Image: Girl wearing oxygen mask.

Tobacco Smoke Can Harm Your Children #6A

 

 Text: WARNING: Tobacco smoke can harm your children. Image: Girl wearing oxygen mask.

Tobacco Smoke Can Harm Your Children #6B