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Senate ratifies bill on graphic health warnings on cigarettes

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The Senate ratified on Wednesday a bicameral conference report on a measure, mandating the printing of graphic health warnings on cigarette packs.

Posted: June 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Bill for graphic pictures on cigarette packs gains ground

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Just a day after it was approved by the health committee in the House of Representatives, the bill seeking to put graphic health warnings on cigarette packs was also given the green light by the appropriations committee on Wednesday.

Posted: June 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Vendors may sell by cigarettes but must carry graphic health warning

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Vendors could still hawk cigarettes by stick if they came with packaging bearing health warnings, Sen. Pia Cayetano said.

Posted: March 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Graphic warnings on cigarette packs work, study shows

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This image courtesy of the US Department of Health and Human Services center for Disease Control and Prevention shows a clip of an anti smoking advertisement. Roosevelt never thought that at 45-years-old he would have a heart attack due to his smoking. In this TV ad, from CDC's Tips From Former Smokers campaign, he talks about the impact his smoking-related heart attack has had on his life. These anti tobacco print ads and video testimonies by the CDC are a campaign to inspire smokers to quit smoking. AFP PHOTO

Pictures speak louder than words. Health advocates are pushing anew for graphic health warnings (GHWs) on cigarette packs, citing a new Harvard study which showed that pictures are more powerful than words in warning people, especially minority groups, about the dangers of smoking.

Posted: January 20th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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