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Traders oppose cigarette warning plan

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The Thai Tobacco Trade Association is opposed to the Public Health Ministry's plan to require the world's largest graphic warning on cigarette packs, because it would affect small traders nationwide, association executive Varaporn Namat said on Friday. 

The ministry last week said it plans to change the law and enlarge the graphic warning on cigarette packs to cover 85% of the space, larger than the current 55% which has been effective since 2010.

The proposal aims to curb the rise in numbers of people smoking cigarettes. It will be discussed again in two months.

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