Smoking can lead to a slow and painful death

Photo – Lutte et campagne anti-tabac – atc-Basset

So says the caption on this graphic photo of a tumor on a package of cigarettes in Belgium. Other EU countries are planning to follow suit. Click on the French Link to view the rest of the graphics planned for the next 3 years.

 Evidence from Canada, which became the first country to put graphic pictures on cigarette packs in 2001, suggests he is right. Almost a third of former smokers in Canada say the images encouraged them to quit, and 7 out of 10 adults say the warnings were an effective way of informing them about the health effects of smoking.

Belgium can now picture the worst from smoking

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