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Don't Be Fooled By The Tobacco Industry's Misleading Ads Against 85% Pictorial Warnings

The tobacco industry has been raising a hue and cry via newspaper advertisements against the decision to have pictorial warnings covering 85% of cigarette/bidi packaging. They are calling the warnings a global conspiracy and outlining the impact it will have on the livelihoods of tobacco farmers. This is a wily effort to evoke public sympathy and mislead the government. Let me explain why I think so.
Stepan Popov

This Is One Choice All Indians Should Make: Stop Smoking

One of the questions I'm asked most often is, "What is the secret of your youth?" There is no secret ingredient, diet, machine or procedure. It is simply the result of a commitment I made to myself to live healthy, which guides the choices I make every day. In lending my voice to a new public service campaign I hope to encourage others to make that same commitment to themselves, and enjoy the health benefits that result from choosing not to smoke.