Plain cigarette packs with health warnings may encourage quitting

March 26, 2015 6:39 PM

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(Reuters Health) - - Plain cigarette packages adorned with graphic health warnings may make smokers more likely to consider quitting, an Australian study finds.

In an effort to make smoking less appealing, starting in late 2012 Australia required that cigarettes be sold in boxes emblazoned with harsh words and bold color photos illustrating the health risks. One box says "smoking kills" above a close-up image of a toe-tagged foot in the morgue; another says...

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