Skip Navigation
  • Text Size: A A A
  • Print
  • Email
  • Facebook
  • Tweet
  • Share


August 24, 2012

Contact: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on cigarette health warning ruling

This administration is determined to do everything we can to warn young people about the dangers of smoking, which remain the leading cause of preventable death in America.  The new warning labels in FDA’s rule are an effective tool in our efforts to both educate current smokers, especially young people, about the dangers of smoking; and help stop teenagers from smoking in the first place.


Note: All HHS press releases, fact sheets and other news materials are available at

Like HHS on Facebook exit disclaimer icon, follow HHS on Twitter @HHSgov exit disclaimer icon, and sign up for HHS Email Updates.

Last revised: April 4, 2014