From today, all cigarette boxes contain images of the damage produced by snuff
October 15, 2012
Cigarette boxes and outlets should contain from today, explicit images of the harmful to health that implies smoking snuff.
These ten warnings should cover 50% of the package, showing the consequences of smoking every day.
Some legends that accompany the images are: “Smoking causes emphysema”, “pregnant women who smoke cause irreparable damage to their child”, “smoking causes gangrene”, among others.
In Brazil, the images are mandatory since 2002 and a study has shown that 67% of smokers want to quit after seeing the warnings.
Ten years after it has been applied in Argentina, where the Ministry of Health established to include toll-free smoking cessation in cigarette packs (0-800-999-3040).