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Graphic warnings on cigarette packs work, study shows

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 »

Where there’s smoke…: Guard tags cigarette firm

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A security guard said he had asked a Mandaluyong judge to issue a temporary restraining order (TRO) on the smoking ban in Metro Manila’s streets because he had been promised money by a tobacco firm he used to work for. “Opo (Yes),” the guard answered when asked on television if he got any compensation from […]

Posted: August 18th, 2011 in Headlines,Nation | Read More »