24 Feb '12, 1am

@teebags_ 'Light' cigarettes'll be thing of the past w new rules that ban misleading descriptions on packets

@teebags_ 'Light' cigarettes'll be thing of the past w new rules that ban misleading descriptions on packets

These are the new warning labels that will appear on cigarette packs beginning next year. Graphic images showing the consequences of smoking were first introduced in 2004. -- PHOTO: HEALTH PROMOTION BOARD By Poon Chian Hui 'Light' cigarettes will soon be a thing of the past here due to new rules that ban misleading descriptions on packets. Tobacco firms will also be barred from using other words such as 'mild', which can lead smokers to believe the brand is healthy. In fact, there is no evidence that 'light' cigarettes are any less dangerous than regular ones, said Health Promotion Board (HPB) chief executive Ang Hak Seng. Background story LIGHT OR NOT, IT KILLS 'The reality is that smoking kills, regardless of what type of cigarette it is.' Health Promotion Board chief executive Ang Hak Seng The ban, which kicks in from March next year, will affect about a quarter of the ...

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