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Canada's government has announced stronger measures to discourage people from smoking. From August 1st, every individual cigarette sold in country will have warning label put on it. Canada will be first country to introduce such messages. warnings will include messages like "Cigarettes cause cancer," "Tobacco smoke harms children" and "Poison in every puff." government said: "This bold step will make health warning messages virtually unavoidable." spokesperson at Canadian Cancer Society hailed the action taken by government. He said: "Having a warning on every cigarette sold in Canada is world precedent-setting measure."

Canada announced its new anti-tobacco strategy on World No Tobacco Day. government has unveiled other measures to encourage smokers to quit, or to deter people from taking up habit. There will be 28 graphic pictures highlighting damaging health consequences of smoking, as well as harm cigarettes cause to body's organs. These will appear over the next two years. In addition, all warning labels on cigarette packets will take up minimum of 75 per cent of main display area of pack. Health Canada said the bold steps would increase likelihood of getting its message across. Smoking is leading cause of preventable disease and death in Canada.

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