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12/01/2012

U.S. Study Says Graphic Images Make the Case to Quit Cigarette Smoking

By Erik Pineda   Graphic images carry more punch in convincing smokers to kick the habit, a new U.S. study said, which also showed that mere text warnings were no match to powerful representations of the numerous ill-effects of cigarette smoking. Researchers led by Dr James Thrasher of the University of Carolina in Columbia confirmed […]

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12/01/2012

Retailers bemoan plain packaging

James Yu, who runs the King of the Pack tobacconist in central Sydney, is indignant about Australia’s stringent anti-tobacco laws making manufacuters package cigarettes in drab olive green packs with pictures of ill babies and diseased body parts. The packages, mandatory from Saturday when the laws take effect, make it hard to tell brands apart, […]

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