Last year, the FDA ruled that all packs of cigarettes sold in the US would have to start carrying the same large, graphic warning labels that smokers in places like Canada, Australia and parts of Europe see. However, a federal judge recently sided with tobacco companies in saying this is illegal and unconstitutional.
Cigarettes are pretty bad for your health, but bacon can be pretty bad for you as well. But which is worse? You may already think you know the answer, but the Straight Dope still wants to do the math to see how bacons and cigarettes stack up with one another and whether you should start smoking bacon instead.
Today, the FDA unveiled its line of large and graphic cigarette warning labels that will grace packs of cigarettes starting in September of next year. Several other countries feature such graphic warnings that show things like rotting teeth, lung cancer and corpses.
It is definitely not the Marlboro Man.
“Designed to cover half of a pack’s surface area, the new labels are intended to spur smokers to quit by providing graphic reminders of tobacco’s dangers. The labels are required under a law passed last year that gave thethe power to regulate tobacco products for the first time.”