Friday, 31 August 2007

There's no such thing as 'light' cigarettes, according to Health Canada

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On the heels of news that light cigarettes are just as bad for your health as regular ones, Health Canada is looking at banning the light, mild and ultra-light labels on cigarettes here. And tobacco companies aren't planning on fighting it -- they're on board and ready to change their labels.

I think this is an excellent idea. I personally know several people who smoke cigarettes labelled light and while they know that smoking is bad for them, they incorrectly feel better about their choice because it's light. However, I doubt that changing the label will be the thing that makes them quit smoking, but you never know. What do you think?

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