Monthly Archives: July 2008

Saudi Arabia: Call to print awareness pictures on cigarette packs

July 11, 2008

JEDDAH: The Anti-Smoking and Narcotics Association in the Makkah province will call on the authorities to force cigarette manufacturers to include on packets pictures depicting the effects of smoking-related diseases.

“We will send an official letter to both the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Commerce to speed up the process of including awareness pictures on cigarette packs,” said Abdullah Seruji, executive director of the association…

Full article: Arab News (July 7, 2008)

Canada: Impact of graphic anti-smoking photos burning out

July 11, 2008

Graphic warnings on Canadian cigarette packages are starting to lose their effectiveness as a recent poll shows that 57% of smokers are unmoved by the graphic warnings

OTTAWA – Graphic health warnings on cigarette packages are failing to move the majority of smokers to quit, a new government survey has found.

Over the last five years, the percentage of smokers who say the warnings are ineffective at getting them to try to kick the habit has increased, according to the newly released Health Canada poll…

Full article: Canwest News Service (July 4, 2008)