Warning on cigarette packs isn’t working: WHO
Health warnings on cigarette packages in China have failed to raise public awareness of the dangers of smoking, according to a report by the World Health Organization.
The report, released by the WHO and the International Tobacco Control Policy Evaluation Project, shows that using large, pictorial health warnings would significantly increase public awareness of the dangers associated with smoking.
China has the world’s largest number of smokers — 28 percent of the country’s 1 billion adults are smokers. More than 3,000 Chinese die every day — or more than 1 million each year — from smokingrelated illnesses.