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Cigarette packets to carry graphic photo warnings
ThinkSpain , Friday, May 14, 2010

From next month, cigarette packets will not only carry written warnings about the dangers of smoking, but also graphic images or illustrations of the health risks smokers run.

The Council of Ministers today approved an amendment to the 2002 law that limited the amount of nicotine and carbon monoxide in cigarettes, to allow images to be used to give greater impact to the warnings about smoking.

Premature ageing, lung cancer, throat cancer, rotting teeth, heart problems and cerebrovascular disease are just some of the complaints brought on by smoking, that will be illustrated with graphic images on the new cigarette packets.

The new illustrations will also advise smokers that giving up smoking will reduce by 50% their chances of suffering coronary illnesses and will introduce messages about protecting children from the dangers of cigarette smoke and will offer help to those trying to give up.


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