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November 16, 2010 - The announcement on World No-Tobacco Day, May 31st that pictorial health warnings on cigarette packs will be enforced from June 1, 2010 is a milestone in the campaign against the hazardous smoking habit, (Pakistan - pictorial health warnings on cigarette packs will be enforced from June 1, 2010..)
Now the Pakistan government will soon increase the size of graphic health warnings on cigarette packs from 30 percent of the surface area to 50 percent, according to a Plus News Pakistan story.
This was announced by the director general of the Tobacco Control Cell of the Ministry of Health, Yusuf Khan, while addressing a workshop on banning tobacco advertisements, promotions and sponsorships. Khan said the steps being taken were in line with Pakistan’s obligations under the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC). (Pakistan was the 35th nation to ratify the FCTC, the world’s first public health treaty. The official date of ratification was Wednesday November 3, 2004.)
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Reference: Graphic warnings to be increased in size, Tobacco Reporter, 11/15/2010.
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