Philippine leader signs law for warnings on tobacco products

July 21, 2014 3:27 AM

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Philippine leader signs law for warnings on tobacco products

Philippine President Benigno Aquino, who has been criticised for his own inability to quit smoking, has signed a law requiring tobacco companies to print graphic warning pictures on packets, his spokesman said Sunday.

The bill signed Friday has long been campaigned for by health advocates but is opposed by the tobacco industry.

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