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Big cigarette warnings draw dissent

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Two government departments have urged the Public Health Ministry to reconsider its plan to alter the size of the graphic warnings on cigarette packs. 

The Department of Intellectual Property and the International Trademark Association have jointly issued a complaint to Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and Public Health Minister Pradit Sintawanarong.

They pointed out that the new adjustment contravenes intellectual property regulations under Thai legislation, breaks the Thai Trademark law and violates international treaties. 

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