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Graphic, Grotesque, & Gory: FDA Tries To Scare The S - - T Out Of Smokers

Want to stop smoking or prevent your kids from starting? Take a look at what the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has planned for the new cigarette packaging.

Following the lead of many other countries, the FDA will be placing some pretty graphic images on the front and back of cigarette packages.  Recently, the agency released some of these images and they hit about every soft spot a smoker and non-smoker might have. 

If you smoked, how would you respond to this gory packaging? Here are several graphics the FDA is proposing...

 

FDA proposed cigarette package graphic.FDA proposed cigarette package graphic.

 

FDA proposed cigarette package graphic.FDA proposed cigarette package graphic.

 

FDA proposed cigarette package graphic.FDA proposed cigarette package graphic.

 

FDA proposed cigarette package graphic.FDA proposed cigarette package graphic.

 

FDA proposed cigarette package graphic.FDA proposed cigarette package graphic.

 

Pretty gory? Here is a collection of cigarette labels from around the world, published in the NY Daily News.

 

Cigarette graphics from non U.S. countries: image via nydailynews.comCigarette graphics from non U.S. countries: image via nydailynews.com



There are several more graphic designs being considered by the FDA. To view more of them, start here.