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POSTED: Wednesday, November 10, 2010 - 5:17pm

UPDATED: Thursday, November 11, 2010 - 4:23pm

EL PASO - The F.D.A. is considering taking cigarette warning labels to a whole new level.

Graphic pictures ranging from a woman dying of cancer, to blackened lungs and even a dead man's torso could be on the next pack of cigarettes you buy. 

"I think they're too too graphic. I mean if people want to smoke they're going to keep smoking. I don't think a picture, per say, is going to change people's minds about smoking," Erica Alonso said.

The F.D.A. is asking for your input on the new warnings, so we decided to show the pics to people in the Borderland to find out what they have to say.

"Considering all the things the FCC tries to cover up on television, then they have the audacity to put something like that on a cigarette box. It seems hypocritical," Sherard Dean said.

Some people said the proposed warnings would make them think twice about smoking or buying another package, but most people agreed, some of the images are simply too graphic.

"They are a little disturbing. I would say a couple of them I wouldn't put on a carton. No," Denise Swanberg said.

According to the F.D.A.'s website, nine required warnings with color pictures will be selected, but there's no word when they'll hit the shelves.

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pic #1 and #6 just looks like a whiny brat

You should check out the pics of cigarette boxes in Singapore (I have some pics from a recent trip if your interested). After viewing those pics you'll see that people here are whining over nothing. I'm not opposed to the pics, no matter how graphic, because they might make at least one person think twice. However, I believe I heard that it didn't really affect tobacco sales in Singapore. Perhaps, this would be an interesting point to bring up in relation to this topic.

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