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Tobacco companies have asked the government to issue guidelines for graphic health warnings in cigarette packs to ensure a smooth transition. 

British American Tobacco Limited, maker of Lucky Strike and Pall Mall cigarettes, said in a statement it asked the inter-agency committee in charge of formulating the implementing rules and regulations for the Graphic Health Warnings Law to issue the guidelines as soon as possible.

“BAT is committed to fully comply with the GHW Law. We are exerting our utmost effort to ensure that all our packs contain the proper graphic health warnings, as issued by the Department of Health, by the implementation date that the law had mandated,” said Robert Eugenio,  BAT’s head of legal and external affairs.

The GHW  Law, or Republic Act 100643  which was enacted in July 2014, mandated to put graphic health warnings in cigarette packs to warn smokers of the potential health risks associated with cigarette smoking. This is set to be implemented by March 2016. 

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