The nine graphic health warnings that will appear on every pack of cigarettes sold in the U.S and in every cigarette advertisement beginning in September 2012 were released by HHS Secretary Sebelius and FDA Commissioner Hamburg on Tuesday.
The new graphic ads for cigarette pack are designed to make sure that every American understands the negative health effects of smoking.
More than 30 countries have introduced similar labels.
The warning labels stating Cigarettes may be hazardous to your health was first mandated by the U.S. in 1965.
The new labels will clearly and effectively convey the health risks of smoking aimed at every smoker to quit smoking, the FDA said.
The FDA estimates that the new labels will reduce the number of smokers by 213,000 in 2013.
The World Health Organization said in a survey done in countries with graphic warning labels that a majority of smokers noticed the warnings and more than 25 percent said the warnings led them to consider quitting.