New legislation passed in June 2009 requires pictorial health warnings on 50% of the front and back of US cigarette packages within 24 months, in addition to a 15 month implementation window.
The Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (Tobacco Control Act) in the United States required the FDA to finalize picture health warnings by June 2011. The new health warnings consist of nine full color health warnings that cover the top half of the "front" and "back" of cigarette packages. The health warnings are scheduled to appear on tobacco packages by September 2012, pending the outcome of legal challenges posed by the tobacco industry.
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