Health & Fitness

Canada mulls putting warnings on each cigarette

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Posted: 13/06/22 - 12:48
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Canada's government is proposing putting health warnings on individual cigarettes in what would be a world-first way of tackling the habit.

Mental Health and Addictions Minister Carolyn Bennett said she hoped the measure would help reach more people.

She said the key target were young people who often access cigarettes "in social situations sidestepping the information printed on a package".

A 75-day public consultation period on the issue starts on Saturday.

"Adding health warnings on individual tobacco products will help ensure that these essential messages reach people," Ms Bennett told reporters.

She added that photo warnings on cigarette packets - introduced in Canada in 2001 - were no longer as effective as the government had hoped.

I Call Bull: Bear with the BULL call here. Saying it is to capture people who nab a cigarette off of someone else (and don't buy them themselves) is a super niche target for this, especially by their own admissions even the graphic images on the packs don't work any more

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If people want to smoke and it doesn't affect others then surely that is a decision for them to make?
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Follow new Zealand as they seem to have the right idea.
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What next each drag has a line stating how many minutes you've shortened your life by?
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