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Fri., June 24, 2011, 9:14 a.m.

IFF: Graphic Labels = More Control

Your mother wants you to know that smoking is bad for you, and she's doing everything she can to make sure you either don't take up the habit or, if you are smoking, that you quit right away. By "your mother," of course I mean the government, which, increasingly comes in the form of the Obama administration and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. HHS announced that packs of cigarettes will now bear alternating images that include rotting teeth, human corpses and a man smoking through a hole in his neck. The government is requiring that its warning labels occupy the top half of the front and back of cigarette packs and 20 percent of print advertisements.  Cigarettes that don't bear the labels can't be sold in the U.S. after Oct. 22, 2012/Wayne Hoffman, Idaho Freedom Foundation. More here.

Question: Does anyone pay attention to food/drink warning labels?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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