PIC WARNINGS ON CIGARETTE PACKS

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(1210 CR M15)PIC WARNINGS ON CIGARETTE PACKSDATELINE: Dec. 10, 2011LENGTH: 00:02:08PKGINTROChinese smoking control campaigners are taking a new step to curb the tobacco use.They have written a letter to the country's Industry and Information Ministry, calling for pictorial health warnings to be printed on cigarette packs in China.China Report has the story.PKGThe letter, drafted on behalf of more than 1,500 experts on medical sciences and public health in 37 cities, demands compulsory warnings on cigarette packs.It was part of a campaign launched by the ThinkTank Research Center for Health Development, a non-governmental organization.The campaign starting this September have cruised more than 30 cities and won the public support to this idea.According to a survey based on 2,300 respondents from Shanghai, 98 percent believed people can receive effective information from pictures depicting the harm tobacco does to human health. More than 76 percent supported having pictorial warnings pr
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