New Images on U.K. Cigarette Packs
Published: Oct 2, 2008
Updated: May 12 2011
• References: news.bbc
Gruesome images await British smokers today as a new series of graphic pictures is set to appear on cigarette packages. Canadian smokers have seen similar images for years and it has had a dramatic impact on smoking. There are 15 different and shocking pictures of cigarette damaged bodies that will appear of the packaging. The images replace the strongly written text warnings that have been on U.K. cigarette packs.
Implications - The decision to change the packaging was made by the Department of Health who stated that if the written warnings had motivated over 90,000 smokers to quit, just think about what these graphics images could do. The horrendous images feature blackened lungs, tooth decay and alarming surgical procedures.