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Canada uses the power of images to discourage smoking

Reuters and AHN News reports:
OTTAWA, Dec 30 - Canada will slap larger and enhanced warning labels on cigarette packs, the government announced on Thursday in a step critics said was unduly delayed because of lobbying by tobacco companies. Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq said the new warnings will cover three-quarters of the front and back of cigarette packs, up from one-half.

Some of the graphics have photos of Barb Tarbox, a lung cancer victim who prior to her 2003 death led a crusade to discourage youth people from picking up the tobacco vice.