Friday, November 12, 2010

Smokers get tougher and more gruesome warnings

LifeSign QuitKey Smoking Cessation ComputerA number of articles aimed at smokers to deter their cravings is getting more and more graphical. Others call it gruesome, more gruesome!

Here are three of 'em, and it is with hope that they drive the point home - QUIT SMOKING!

The number of adults smoking in 2009 was found to be virtually unchanged since 2004 at 20 percent. Despite a barrage of advertising, the development of numerous smoking cessation drugs and techniques, and the government restrictions placed on smoking in public spaces, Americans seem to be loathe to give up the tobacco habit.

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Smokers to Get Hit with Tougher Cigarette Warnings

The Easy Way to Stop Smoking: Join the Millions Who Have Become Non-smokers Using Allen Carr's Easy Way Method(CBS) The FDA has really stepped into it with its gruesome new tobacco warning labels.

Some are praising the agency for forcing smokers to confront head-on the health costs of their bad habit. But others - including scores of people who posted comments about CBS News' coverage of the labels - complain that the agency is playing health police.

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Cigarette Warnings Go Gruesome: Did the Health Police Go Too Far?

Quit: Read This Book and Stop Smoking (Running Press Miniature Editions)Washington (CNN) -- The federal government unveiled new proposed regulations Wednesday mandating "bolder health warnings" on cigarette advertisements and packages, according to a news release from the Department of Health and Human Services.

The proposed requirements, characterized as the biggest change in tobacco health warnings in 25 years, include "nine new larger and more noticeable textual warning statements and color graphic images depicting the negative health consequences of smoking," the release stated.

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