Thursday, October 7, 2010

Marchman Act Blog: Canada Shelves Anti-Tobacco Campaign, Health Advocates Blame Big Tobacco

The Canadian health ministry has suspended a plan to upgrade graphic health warnings on cigarette packages and health advocates blame the tobacco industry, Reuters reported Sept. 28.

Canadian cigarettes already carry warning labels that take up half the surface area of the package, and regulations prohibit retail outlets from displaying the cigarettes they sell. Health advocates argue that the warning labels need to be updated and bigger in size to renew their impact.
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