Senior citizens, who smoke, benefit from GHWs too since we realize that smoking causes diseases and death, which is contrary to the advertisements we often see decades ago, which lured some of us to smoking," Banal said.
Graphic health warnings (GHW) on cigarette packs have proven to be effective in informing smokers about the dangers of smoking since the GHW law was implemented two years ago, health advocacy groups said.
The Republic Act 10643 (GHW law) was signed in 2014 but was fully enforced on March 3, 2016.
That's because when using the GHW's hydraulic hand pump to apply lift pressure to the aircraft, a mishap can sometimes happen.
As with any piece of hydraulic equipment, don't ignore your GHW's PMCS or general maintenance.
Last April 3, 2014, a new European Union (EU) directive was approved, requiring GHWs to cover the top 65 percent of the package front and back effective May 20, 2016.
The growing global trend, Dorotheo said is a clear recognition of the effectiveness of GHWs.
He added that GHWs are really instrumental particularly in those places where illiteracy is high and people couldn't really read and understand the text-only warnings on the packet.
Due to their many responsibilities and limited time, leprosy training for GHWs needs to be simple, easy to remember and effective.
(4,5,7,8) Simplified tests will be more feasible for GHWs to learn and use in a reliable way.
Nongovernmental organization HealthJustice said the study conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health and international tobacco control group Legacy found that GHWs were more effective in getting smokers of diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds to quit smoking.
Hopefully, through GHWs, fewer smokers will choose tobacco over food, education and other basic necessities," she said.