Cigarette packs in Moldova to have pictures

Cigarette packs in Moldovan are likely to have images in addition to the word warnings on the danger of smoking. The Health Ministry drafts a new regulation in this regard and submits it to public debate. 

The draft aims at especially drawing the women’s and teenagers’ attention to the perils of smoking in their fertile age, when pregnant or breastfeeding. The images and the texts are to cover no less than 30 % of the surface of the pack.

The Health Ministry hopes thus to decrease the expenditures on treating the smoke-caused diseases, annually amounting to MDL1 mn.

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