It’s nothing new for those of you outside the U.S. to see a little more scary warnings for cigarettes (Smoking may cause death, etc.) than what they show us here in the states (Please miss…don’t smoke if you’re pregnant – it might be slighly damaging to your unborn fetus – have a nice day and enjoy your cigs!). It seems that in Belgium they are taking the scare factors one step further, to something that might actually scare someone.
The first photos are just being put on packets. They include images of what damage smoking can do to your gums and teeth as well as pictures of cancer tumours. Other photos show a man behind bars in the shape of cigarettes as well as an image of open heart surgery.
These pictures are pretty scary! Here’s the original article
Find more pictures and links from Thailand below the fold thanks to Doctorgoo!
According to the Bangkok post:
More Thais have quit smoking after being exposed to scary pictures and graphic warnings on cigarette packets, a study has found. The latest study showed that warning photos and labels discouraged people from smoking, resulting in the number of smokers falling by 10%, said Buppha Sirirasmee, an academic at Mahidol University’s Institute for Population and Social Research.
There’s also more info on this blog
Ohh wow and It looks like they are popping up in Australia as well (thanks K8!)
Ahh and from Sandra some from Canada.