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Images: New Cigarette Labels Unveiled by the FDA

Intro

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today (June 21) unveiled the nine graphic health warnings required to appear on every pack of cigarettes sold in the United States and in every cigarette advertisement. This measure is intended to help prevent children from smoking, encourage adults who do to quit, and ensure every American understands the dangers of smoking, the administration said.

Here's a look at the images.

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The warning as it will appear on all cigarette packages beginning September 2012. WARNING: Cigarettes are addictive.

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The warning as it will appear on all cigarette packages beginning September 2012. WARNING: Tobacco smoke can harm your children.

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The warning as it will appear on all cigarette packages beginning September 2012. WARNING: Cigarettes cause fatal lung disease.

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The warning as it will appear on all cigarette packages beginning September 2012. WARNING: Cigarettes cause cancer.

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The warning as it will appear on all cigarette packages beginning September 2012. WARNING: Cigarettes cause strokes and heart disease.

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The warning as it will appear on all cigarette packages beginning September 2012. WARNING: Smoking during pregnancy can harm your baby.

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The warning as it will appear on all cigarette packages beginning September 2012. WARNING: Smoking can kill you.

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The warning as it will appear on all cigarette packages beginning September 2012. WARNING: Tobacco smoke causes fatal lung disease in nonsmokers.

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The warning as it will appear on all cigarette packages beginning September 2012. WARNING: Quitting smoking now greatly reduces serious risks to your health.