Our new Lifestyle Editor, Amanda Hess, takes us on a (sometimes harsh) visual tour of different cigarette warnings from around the world.
Today, smoking gets a grim makeover: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has unveiled nine new graphic warning labels that next year will grace every pack of smokes sold in this country. It’s been more than 25 years since the U.S. revisited the way it warns consumers about the health risks of smoking. Now, we’re playing catch-up with countries around the world, which are already stamping cigarette packaging with photos of blackened lungs, windows into complicated pregnancies, and illustrations of sexual misadventures. Let’s take a world tour of cigarette warning labels!