Monthly Archives: August 2008

New Zealand: Graphic warnings on cigarettes now compulsory

August 29 2008

Graphic warnings on cigarettes now compulsory

It is now compulsory for all tobacco products to show graphic health warnings, Associate Health Minister Damien O’Connor said today.

New regulations introduced in February require graphic images including gangrenous toes, diseased lungs, smoking damaged hearts and rotting teeth and gums to appear on all tobacco products…

Full article: Scoop Independent News (August 29, 2008)

Phillipines: Graphic health warnings may make smokers quit, says study

Aug 18, 2008

BANGKOK—Graphic warnings on cigarette packs may just do the trick in convincing Filipino smokers to kick the habit.

Ninety-six percent of Filipino smokers said graphic health warnings would most likely make them quit compared to bland text warnings, according to a recent study of the Council on Tobacco for Health and Air of the Philippine College of Chest Physicians…

Full article: Global Nation (August 14, 2008)