Daily, approximately 4,000 young people try smoking cigarettes for the first time.  Around 1,000 decide to continue smoking.  That’s 365,000 people a year.  Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, cigarette manufacturers, and retailers are required to place graphic warning labels on most cigarette packaging and advertisements. These new labels must be displayed in advertisements and on cigarette packaging by Oct. 22, 2012. Some of the  health warnings for these cigarette packages and advertisements are:

WARNING: Smoking can kill you.

WARNING: Cigarettes cause cancer.

WARNING: Cigarettes are addictive.

The most significant and horrific changes are the graphic warning labels. The labels depict vivid images such as a cartoon of a crying baby, a photograph of a corpse, a photograph of diseased lungs, and a man smoking a cigarette through a tracheotomy tube.

Not only is smoking bad for your health, it also increases your health insurance premiums.  To lower health insurance premiums opt for a high deductible health plan or an individual family plan.