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    New Tough Pack Images for Cigarettes in Uruguay

    By Keith R | September 20, 2008

    Topics: Tobacco Control | No Comments »

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    At the end of August the Public Health Ministry (MSP) of Uruguay ordered five new images and accompanying text which must be placed on packaging of cigarettes.  The image must occupy 50% of one of the two main faces of the pack, the accompanying text, 50% of the other main face.  Manufacturers of cigarettes must use each of the images and accompanying text on 20% of the packages for each brand that they place on the market in Uruguay.

    So, what do you think?  As brutal as those Brazil recently switched to?  As effective?  Equally so?  More?  Less?

    “Sensual?  Cigarettes cause bad breath, total or partial loss of teeth and various types of mouth and throat cancer.  Think about it.”

    “A slow and painful death?  Cigarettes can cause cancer of the mouth, pharynx, larynx, esophagus, lungs and kidneys, as well as heart attacks and strokes.  Think about it.”

    “Do you know what you’re smoking?  Cigarrettes contain more than 4,000 toxic substances, among them arsenic and naphthalene, utilized in poisons for rats and cockroaches.  Think about it.”

    “What life did you give him?  Smoking or exposing yourself to tobacco smoke during pregnancy can provoke premature babies, low-weight, with a predisposition to respiratory problems and sudden death.  Think about it.”

    “Does it look like you?  Kids imitate their elders.  The children of smokers have much a greater possibility of becoming addicted to cigarettes.  Think about it.”

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