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From now on, the Canadian government intends to put a warning on every cigarette to warn people more about the consequences of smoking. Caroline Bennett, the country's Minister of Mental Health and Addiction, hopes that for the first time in the world, such a move would alert more people. News Hindustan Times.

Cigarette packs now have warnings printed on them in almost every country in the world. Many countries even have pictures of the consequences of some smoking-related diseases on the packet. Even then, smokers are not being warned. So they are now thinking of writing a warning on every cigarette as well as a pack of cigarettes to warn smokers more. The Canadian government hopes that this will reduce smoking.

The government will consult with stakeholders on the proposed issue. If implemented, Canada would be the first country in the world to introduce such labeling.

According to a statement from Health Canada, the new packaging plan aims to keep the harmful effects of smoking out of anyone's eyes. They hope that putting such labels on the tipping paper of cigarettes and other tobacco products will make it virtually impossible to avoid health precautions.

Caroline Bennett, the country's minister for mental health and addiction, said many packets now contain information about the harmful effects of smoking, as well as pictures. But users have become accustomed to seeing it over the years. As a result, they bypass it.

He told reporters that a warning had been issued in Canada since 2001 with pictures on cigarette packets. But it did not work as well as the government had hoped.

"We are concerned that the message thus conveyed has lost its usefulness and novelty," the minister said. As a result, the effect of this message has been lost. The goal of reducing the number of smokers and non-smokers through these messages is failing.

"Through the new strategy, we are working to reduce tobacco use from 13 percent to 5 percent by 2035," said Jean-Yves Duclos, Canada's health minister. A 75-day campaign has been launched in the country since Saturday to seek public advice on the issue.

Doug Roth, chief executive of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, welcomed the move, saying that if implemented, Canada would have the world's strongest health warning system for cigarettes. This will help reduce the attraction of young people as well as support the efforts of smokers to quit smoking.

According to Health Canada, smoking or tobacco use kills 47,000 people in Canada each year. In Canada, a country of 38 million people, more than 4 million people smoke regularly or irregularly.

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Philippines also done this. But still, smoker are still smokers hahaha. I think imposing higher tax to tobacco products will help. Also, the government should also focus on rehabilitation since withdrawing from smoking isn't easy.

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The Philippines have already done this years ago, and the government also raised its tax, so fewer people could avail. Yet, smokers are still smokers, no matter what the warning is.

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Smoking is injurious to health. We can spread awareness about its danger with the advertisement and publicity as much possible. I hope this step of warning smoker by every cigarettes will work well

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Philippines do also have labeled cigarettes about its effects.. But smokers will continue to smoke until they have something to be in stores. Sometimes i wonder why government still allow it to be sold and produce when they already knew their effects and many people have different sickness because of cigarette smoking.

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I hope this move will be effective. Maybe the government should prohibit facilities from their production of cigarettes so there won't be anything to purchase by the consumers.

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We have same idea sis, why not stop the production and selling of it or ban smoking. Might be they cannot do it directly but atleast dahan dahan na walain.

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