Graphic Warnings on Cigarette Packages Decrease Use
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 986 , Segment 3
Episode: Barr and Mueller, Understanding Sound, Cigarette Warnings,Chicken Bones
- Jan 16, 2019 11:00 pm
- 15:32 mins
Guest: Jeff Niederdeppe, Professor of Communications, Cornell University The federal Food Drug Administration is a Catch-22. In 2009Congress ordered the FDA to require new, more powerful health warning labels on cigarette packages. But the FDA got caught in a cross fire of conflicting federal court orders. One way out of the legal mess was to prove that graphic, disturbing images of tobacco-related disease on the packages would significantly reduce smoking.