Big­ger gory im­ages on cig­a­rette packs help end smok­ing

The Star (Kenya) - - Voices -

The plan by the min­istry of Health to use big­ger im­ages show­ing to­bacco’s harm­ful ef­fects on var­i­ous body or­gans will go a long way in ini­ti­at­ing pos­i­tive be­havioural change among smok­ers. Al­though the change might be grad­ual, es­pe­cially for those who are al­ready ad­dicted, it will even­tu­ally make more peo­ple to quit smok­ing and dis­cour­age those who want to pick up the smok­ing habit. The big­ger the pic­tures on cig­a­rette packs, the more ef­fec­tive they will be in cre­at­ing aware­ness of the harm cig­a­rettes cause.

MIL­LI­CENT MUKHONGO Nakuru

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