Monthly Archives: September 2008

Cigarette packs need to have horrific graphics to deter teens

Sept 5, 2008

OTTAWA – Graphic health warnings need to cover almost the entire surface of cigarette packages if they are to become more effective in convincing smokers to kick the deadly habit, new Health Canada research found.


The department set out to find out whether increasing the warning size from the current level – 50% of the panel’s surface – to 75, 90 or 100% of cigarette packages would have a greater effect on smokers…

Full article: Canwest News Service (September 3, 2008)