US introduces new graphic health warnings for cigarettes

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has introduced a range of new graphic health warnings for cigarette packets and tobacco adverts. The new images will be introduced in June 2021 and will cover at least 50% of the front and back of cigarette packets and 20% of the area at the top of adverts. The 11 new images have been introduced following research showing that current graphic warnings had become ‘invisible’ to smokers.