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The Health Ministry said today that a pictorial health warning label would be introduced on cigarette packs in the next two months to control the use of cigarettes among people.

Deputy Health Minister Lalith Dissanayake said the government gained a revenue of Rs.47 billion from the tobacco industry but that the expenditure incurred on tobacco related illnesses was nearly four times more that the revenue generated each year. (Olindhi Jayasundere)

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  • leaon Thursday, 01 March 2012 07:53 AM

    So called Buddhist country.... bane the thing..

    Nan Thursday, 01 March 2012 08:55 AM

    this is not going to do anything. as a smoker i can say i am not going to care about what's on the pack. besides most cigarette sales in SL are by the unit..not by the pack..so unless you print a rotting lung on the cigarette itself, its not going to matter much..

    Mad Cow 629 Thursday, 01 March 2012 09:19 AM

    I agree with everyone except Daniel. I too smoke cigarettes, and I know it is not the healthiest of habits; but maybe the authorities of this country could put their attention to dire needs, such as schools where classes of 45 children don't learn much because the teacher is not a miracle worker.

    lovesri Thursday, 01 March 2012 10:15 AM

    I believe this would help the literates to understand the consequences of smoking

    xlntgson Thursday, 01 March 2012 11:13 AM

    We sell cigarettes because you ask for, but we tax regularly increasing in every budget health risks insurance is not inexpensive though!

    Daniel Thursday, 01 March 2012 03:29 AM

    Good move.

    Samosa Thursday, 01 March 2012 04:12 AM

    here we have that in Malaysia and Singapore, but the figure of smokers keep growing...


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