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    All cigarette packets will carry graphic images of diseased lungs and rotting teeth from tomorrow (1 Feb).

    Minister for Health James Reilly said he hopes the pictures will shock smokers into quitting and prevent young people from taking up the habit.

    “Half, or one in two, of all long-term smokers will die from smoking related diseases,” he warned. “This is a stark statistic. There is no doubt that if tobacco were discovered today, knowing what we know about its lethal effects, it would not be a legal product.”
    Generally speaking I'm opposed to the government telling adults what they can and can't do to their own bodies. I'm still dubious about the total smoking ban in pubs that was introduced ten years ago. But I don't have a problem with the State increasing awareness, including using shock tactics, for the purposes of public health. This proposal sounds like a good idea; I just hope one of these new packs is put in front of my face while I'm eating!

    Graphic images on tobacco products - The Irish Times - Thu, Jan 31, 2013

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    Quote Originally Posted by borntorum View Post
    All cigarette packets will carry graphic images of diseased lungs and rotting teeth from tomorrow (1 Feb).



    Generally speaking I'm opposed to the government telling adults what they can and can't do to their own bodies. I'm still dubious about the total smoking ban in pubs that was introduced ten years ago. But I don't have a problem with the State increasing awareness, including using shock tactics, for the purposes of public health. This proposal sounds like a good idea; I just hope one of these new packs is put in front of my face while I'm eating!

    Graphic images on tobacco products - The Irish Times - Thu, Jan 31, 2013
    In fairness, the concern for the health of other employees in places of employment was a very good reason to ban smoking in pubs.

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    Starting tomorrow?

    I've seen packets of cigs with horrific images on the back of them for weeks now....

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    Quote Originally Posted by borntorum View Post
    All cigarette packets will carry graphic images of diseased lungs and rotting teeth from tomorrow (1 Feb).

    ... I just hope one of these new packs is put in front of my face while I'm eating!



    I've nothing against measures to prevent disease and improve physical health.

    However, it does mean that more and more people are likely to spend years in nursing homes suffering from:



    You can't win!

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    Thank you o wise ones for worrying about my health,











    horrific images indeed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by borntorum View Post
    All cigarette packets will carry graphic images of diseased lungs and rotting teeth from tomorrow (1 Feb).
    A photo of James Reilly himself would be enough ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by darkhorse View Post
    A photo of James Reilly himself would be enough ...
    Probably more appropriate on packets of foie gras...

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    Quote Originally Posted by darkhorse View Post
    A photo of James Reilly himself would be enough ...
    lol

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    We have them in England already. They are so disturbing that I have to stop and have a smoke. Particularly the facial hair on that bloke with the neck tumour.

    I blame Europe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toxic avenger View Post
    We have them in England already. They are so disturbing that I have to stop and have a smoke. Particularly the facial hair on that bloke with the neck tumour.

    I blame Europe.
    Luton Town?

    I knew you were nuts.

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