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    Thumbs up !! Shocking Images on Cigratte Packs to Make 'em QUIT !!

    Graphic Images Appear on Cigarette Packets to Shock Smokers into Quitting !

    Shocking pictures of throat cancer and rotting teeth are to appear on cigarette packets from today to illustrate the health risks of smoking.

    Among the other images smokers will see are rotting lungs, a corpse in a morgue and a body cut open during surgery.

    The photos will appear on the back of packets accompanied by a written health warning.



    The images replace the previous warnings introduced in January 2003, although the messages 'Smoking kills' and 'Smoking seriously harms you and others around you' will continue to appear on the front of packets.

    New figures showed written warnings had motivated more than 90,000 smokers to call the NHS Smoking Helpline, the Department of Health said.

    However, smoking is still the biggest killer in England where it causes the premature death of more than 87,000 people each year.

    The photos are expected to be more effective than text, and research suggested that warnings should be changed periodically to maintain their effectiveness, the DoH said.

    The smokers' lobby group Forest criticised the new warnings as 'unnecessarily intrusive' and 'gratuitously offensive'.

    Forest director Simon Clark said: 'We support measures that educate people about the health risks of smoking, but these pictures are designed not just to educate but to shock and coerce people to give up a legal product.

    They are unnecessarily intrusive, gratuitously offensive, and yet another example of smokers being singled out for special attention.'

    However, Action on Smoking and Health (Ash) director Deborah Arnott said: 'The stark images in the picture warnings on tobacco products are a call to action to smokers to quit, and the evidence is that they work.

    'The evidence also shows that picture warnings work better on plain packs, so we are urging the Government to also implement legislation to require the removal of pack b*****ng to maximise the impact of the these images.'



    Canada was the first country to introduce picture warnings in 2001.

    Research a year later found 31 per cent of ex-smokers said the images had motivated them to quit the habit while 27 per cent said they had helped them to remain non-smokers, according to the DoH.

    Graphic images are now used on tobacco products sold in Australia, Brazil, Canada, India, New Zealand, Singapore, Venezuela, Thailand and Uruguay.

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    I have quit it already
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    nice post ...............

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    I have seen such cigarette boxes on trips abroad, and while they are repulsive to ordinary people, smokers just blank them out. At the same time, they seem to be working at a subliminal level, given what Fastidious’ post says.
    India has finally ban smoking at public places. Violation of the ban, imposed under the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products (Prohibition of Advertisement and regulation of Trade and Commerce, Production, Supply and Distribution) Act, 2003, will attract a fine of up to Rs. 200.
    Tobacco consumption is on the rise in India and China. Incidentally, following aggressive anti-tobacco campaigns, as well as increasing awareness about the ill-effects of smoking on the health of the society and individuals that comprise it, tobacco consumption is on the decline in the USA and in some other high-income countries.
    WHO has rightly pointed out that tobacco use is one of the biggest public health threats that the world has ever faced. There are more than one billion smokers in the world and globally, the use of tobacco products is increasing. Even those who do not consume tobacco suffer, since almost half of the world’s children breathe air polluted by tobacco smoke. The epidemic is shifting to the developing world and more than 80 per cent of the world’s smokers live in low and middle income countries.

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    good info thanks

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    superb thread..............

    but I don't think who smokes......even they see this.....will try to leave.....

    very dangerous for life........but smokers are carrying on like bomb with them.......

    nice thread........rep error.............
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    I have already quit smoking 6 months back.

    Good post.

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    Good to know that most of u have already quit!

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    i dont think it ll have any effect in the regular smokers mind....

    but who knows....they may think twice before lighting one more...

    but for the starters...i think it ll work!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~sumit~ View Post
    i dont think it ll have any effect in the regular smokers mind....

    but who knows....they may think twice before lighting one more...

    but for the starters...i think it ll work!!
    The pics are gruesome..if it won't affect the smokers...God knows what will!

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    Good find.........

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    Smoking is not good habbit.....

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