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Obama Scolds Tobacco Companies For Fighting Graphic Labels On Packaging,Obama Planning New Warning Labels

President Barack Obama — pronounced tobacco-free in his latest medical checkup — has tough words for cigarette makers.

Some tobacco companies, he says in a new White House web video, are fighting new cigarette warning labels because “they don’t want to be honest about the consequences.”

The video, provided to The Associated Press in advance of its release, observes Thursday’s 36th “Great American Smokeout” by the American Cancer Society.Obama says the country has made progress in reducing the number of Americans who smoke but notes that 46 million are still addicted.”The fact is, quitting smoking is hard,” he says. “Believe me, I know.

Though I am considering requiring warning label  pictures on other products.

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