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Russia to Scare Smokers With Gruesome Images

by VR Sreeraman on  May 12, 2012 at 10:16 PM General Health News   - G J E 4
Russia will have grim images depicting the impact of smoking on health appear on all cigarette packs starting May 2013.

The health and social development ministry published on its website a list of 13 pictures that are to adorn cigarette packs, RIA Novosti reported.
 Russia to Scare Smokers With Gruesome Images
Russia to Scare Smokers With Gruesome Images
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The images range from sick infants to blackened lungs while accompanying warnings including "Self-Destruction", "Periodontitis" and "Erectile Dysfunction".

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Cigarette and tobacco packs in Russia currently only bear written warnings to smokers.

Russia is the world leader in smoking, with more than 39 percent of the adult population - or 43.9 million people - addicted to tobacco, according to WHO's Global Adult Tobacco Survey held in 2007.

Acting Health and Social Development Minister Tatiana Golikova said smoking kills about 400,000 Russians a year.

Source: IANS
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