EDISON - Labels with photos of rotted lungs or corpses could show up on cigarette packs soon.
The FDA is proposing 36 labels for public comment. The labels include phrases such as "smoking can kill you" and "cigarettes cause cancer," and feature graphic images to convey the dangers of tobacco use. The images are part of a new push by the FDA to reduce tobacco use, which is responsible for 443,000 deaths per year.
Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) is praising the program. He introduced the Ingredient Disclosure and Labeling Act in 1997, the first Senate proposal to revise tobacco warning labels.