I think having these pictures on packets is a bloody farce.
whats farcical about it?
It wont affect the present smokers, but will serve its purpose in reducing the rate of new smokers.
graphic images as well as the warnings on fag packets?
wow they are turning into an illustrated magazine, genius.
gives me something to read on my way from the pub stool out to the doorway rather than grumbling at this bsterd nany state.
If I did smoke, I wouldn't find it offputting in the slightest.
Although the health risks are obvious, mabye it should say, this is what passive smoking may do to others around you or this is what your childs heart/lungs may look like, if you smoke and smoke near yout child or children. The same could also be applied to alcholic drinks but that affects the drinker only usually.
And anyway, as we all know the health risks of smoking on ourselves I think it's pretty clear that they apply to others in the vicinity. I know that I wouldn't smoke around a child, I don't need a picture of a manky lung to tell me that. It would repulse me as much as a dead cow on the packet would. Not nice to look at, but not going to make me stop.
Smokers know all about the effect. The addiction is very tough to leave.