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5 ex-DoH chiefs ask SC to order warnings on cigarette packs By Benjamin B. Pulta 01/18/2011

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

5 ex-DoH chiefs ask SC to order warnings on cigarette packs

By Benjamin B. Pulta 01/18/2011

Five former health officials are asking the Supreme Court (SC) to order the insertion of warnings on cigarettes as well as all other tobacco products.

The five are Drs. Esperanza Cabral, Francisco Duque III, Alberto Romualdez Jr., Jaime Galvez-Tan and Alfredo Bengzon.They filed with the high court a motion seeking to intervene in the case of tobacco firm Mighty Corp. against Administrative Order (AO) 2010-0013 issued by Cabral in May last year.

AO 2010-0013 requires tobacco manufacturers to replace the written warnings currently featured on their cigarette packs with picture warnings to show terrifying images of the damage smoking can cause.
It also prohibits manufacturers from using misleading words on cigarette packs like “mild,” “light,” “ultra-light,” and “low tar.”

Tobacco-related diseases — stroke, cancer, heart attacks, tuberculosis, among other diseases — comprise seven out of the 10 primary causes of mortality in the country, the proponents said..... MORE

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URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/nation/20110118nat1.html

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