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A signature campaign was orgnised outside the Fort Railway Station today protesting  the case filed by the Brtish American Tobacco Company against the concept put forward by the Health Ministry to print health warnings on cigarette packets.  Pix by Waruna Wanniarachchi



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  • Prasanna Jayawickrem Tuesday, 04 December 2012 07:23 AM

    There's a lot of hue and cry to put health warnings on packs for people who already smoke. Why cant they focus on more important issues like dengue which affects so many people every year. We face that problem year on year, we lost our children to dengue. Is this really a 'burning' issue for our country??

    DN Wednesday, 05 December 2012 03:15 AM

    Political gain for the minister

    marikkar Monday, 03 December 2012 11:52 AM

    We sign for this initiatives

    Andy Wednesday, 05 December 2012 03:45 AM

    @Prasanna Jayawickrem; Dude really, you are going shopping for BAT.

    siribiris Monday, 03 December 2012 12:47 PM

    If the company has already filed a case, what can we do through a signature campaign?

    yoonusalavi Monday, 03 December 2012 01:21 PM

    every body should assemble for this major task.if america can file the case ,why cant we launch these types of work

    Prasanna Jayawickrem Wednesday, 05 December 2012 05:41 AM

    Call it what you like, but if you look at it really there's a lot more things we need to focus on in terms of improving health standards. Dengue, services, stocks and medicines in base hospitals around the country, those need our attention and focus. I dont think we have a large smoking population in this country anyway. If I am going shopping for BAT, what about these guys who are going shopping at the behest of NGOs for the want of funds and attention?


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