Cigarette Warning Labels
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 252 , Segment 3
Episode: Refugee Crisis, Cigarette Warning Labels, Women in Advertising
- Mar 14, 2016 9:00 pm
- 13:11 mins
Guest: Nicole LaVoie, Doctoral Student at the University of Illinois Remember how several years ago the Food and Drug Administration decided to start requiring graphic images on cigarette packages to up-the-ante on the warning label? One of the approved images was a mouth riddled with cancer missing teeth and part of the lip. Another showed a man smoking through a hole in his trachea with the words, “Warning: Cigarettes are addictive.” Well, tobacco companies sued and a court ruled the graphic warnings violated the company’s constitution right to free speech. That case is still tied up in appeals. But in the meantime, a University of Illinois study found the more intense warnings may not do much to deter smoking.