FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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.
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Last revised: August 24, 2012