CTV.ca | U.K. tries graphic images to discourage smokers
Canada has had this in place for the last few years now.... like:LONDON -- Cigarette packs will be required next year to display such graphic images as diseased organs in a bid to scare smokers into snuffing out their butts, the government announced Wednesday.
Britain will be the first member of the European Union to require such warnings, Health Secretary Alan Johnson said.
"We have already made a lot of progress with stark written warnings on cigarette packs," Johnson said.
The images include an unhealthy lung, a chest cut open for heart surgery and a large tumor on a man's neck. In all, Britain chose 15 images from a selection developed by the European Commission.
Smoking has been banned in public places in Britain, and the legal age for buying tobacco will be raised from 16 to 18 next year.
The new warnings will be required on cigarette packs in the second half of 2008, the department said.
Hasn't really deterred me any.... I personally already know what this stuff looks like and what it does to your body....
Maybe it works to deter some people.... and maybe that's all that's needed.... but what's next? Slapping posters of aborted fetuses at the abortion clinic?
(Please don't bother to get into an abortion debate here, that's was just an example.)