Now that the tobacco industry is under the control of the FDA, starting in September 2012, there will be new labels on cigarette packages and advertising.
Here are a the labels:
Are you a smoker and frustrated with the new ads? Kind of like, ‘Yeah, yeah, I know it’s bad for me. I’m doing it anyway and I don’t need a reminder every time I smoke.’?
Are you a nonsmoker and happy about the ads? Thinking maybe it cause some people to quit? Maybe even some loved ones that you are concerned about and want to quit?
I am a nonsmoker (shocker, I know), and I personally LOVE these new labels. I feel like so many smokers *know* they shouldn’t smoke and know it’s bad for them, but they just don’t think about it all that often. Or don’t have a big enough motivator to quit.
Maybe these labels will be just the motivation some people need to quit smoking!
I had to watch my grandma live on oxygen her last year of life due to emphysema from smoking, so I, for one, hope that these labels will wake some people up and cause them to quit!