In order to prevent people from becoming smoke addict, US Govt comes up with graphic pictures depicting the possible consequences of tobacco use.
It will soon be on every cigarette box to be sold in US.
The pictures- which include a corpse on a morgue slab and a man with a tracheotomy hole in his neck - are intended to scare people off smoking.
Similar graphic pictures are also seen on the cigarette box sold in Australia, Canada, the UK and other nations.
In US alone, Tobacco use is responsible for 443,000 deaths each year.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released 36 separate images for public comment on Wednesday. The agency will choose nine graphics in June after reviewing scientific literature, public comments and an 18,000-person study, the FDA said in a statement.
Beginning in autumn 2012, cigarettes will no longer be allowed for sale in the US without the new health warnings.
Src: [U.S. Department of Health and Human Services]