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Graphic Health Warnings for Ciggy Packets (0 Comments) (link)
 Wednesday, 15-February-2006  12:23:18 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Just spotted this interesting thing that was launched yesterday:

Graphic Health Warnings - Labelling of Tobacco Products

From 1 March 2006 tobacco products manufactured or imported into Australia will be required to be printed with the new health warnings images.

The new set of 14 health warnings, comprising graphic images and explanatory messages will cover 30% of the front and 90% of the back of cigarette packs.
... Fourteen stark images focus on the major smoking-related health topics including lung cancer, emphysema, peripheral vascular disease, heart disease, macular degeneration, environmental tobacco smoke, foetal exposure to the toxins in tobacco smoke, smoking as a leading cause of death, and the benefits of quitting.

Some of the pics are pretty gross. Do you think this will work? Do you think this is fair for smokers, or unreasonable? Comments in this thread in our Sport, Fitness and Health forum.



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