The warning signs on the cigarette box are not enough The Canadian government plans to print warning signs on every cigarette to remind people that smoking is harmful to health According to the BBC on the 11th, Canadian Minister of mental health and addiction Bennett said at a press conference that the warning signs on Canadian cigarette packs were the slogans of 20 years ago and may no longer have influence.
Therefore, the government plans to print warning signs on each cigarette to remind people, especially teenagers, to stay away from cigarettes. "Every bite inhaled is a real poison!" In addition, it will be informed that smoking may lead to diseases such as gastric cancer, rectal cancer, diabetes and peripheral vascular diseases. The government expects that the newly packaged cigarettes will be put on the market in the second half of 2023. Cunningham, a senior policy analyst at the Canadian Cancer Society, said that Canada would become the first country in the world to print warning signs directly on cigarettes.
According to Statistics Canada, in 2020, more than 4million Canadians smoked daily or occasionally. The Canadian Lung Association estimates that 48000 Canadians die from smoking every year. The government hopes to reduce smoking by 50% by 2035. (Miao Tao)