Today the FDA released the new, graphic warning labels that will be on cigarette packs.  The labels educate smokers and others, including kids, about the dangers of tobacco use and encourage smokers to quit.  Using this proven techique, the U.S. joins 43 other countries that already require pictures or images on cigarette packs.

The warning labels encourage smokers to try to quit and list a national phone number (1-800-QUITNOW) When smokers call that national number from an Arizona area code, they’ll be directed to our own Arizona Smokers’ Helpline (ASHLine). For free help to quit, call ASHLine at 1-800-55-66-222.

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