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Graphic Warnings Begin to Appear on Cigarette Packs in Costa Rica

Costa Rica has taken another important step to protect public health from the terrible toll of tobacco use

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Sep 22, 2014

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Costa Rica has taken another important step to protect public health from the terrible toll of tobacco use, which is the number one cause of preventable death worldwide.

Starting last week, pictorial warning labels are required on cigarette packs sold in Costa Rica.  The new warnings cover 50 percent of both the front and back of cigarette packs and feature gruesome images depicting the consequences of smoking, as well as text warnings.  Retailers and suppliers have a two-month grace period to sell their stock of old packs.

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posted September 22, 2014

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