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Shocking graphic warnings to appear on cigarette packs

In Canada the introduction of photo images on cigarette packs resulted in a fourfold increase in smoker’s intentions to quit.

31st January, 2013
One of a series of graphic images to appear on cigarette packets

From tomorrow, cigarette packaging placed on the Irish market will have to display shocking graphic photographs that carry a strong health warning.

A series of 14 images that will appear on packs were released today by Minister for Health Dr James Reilly and the Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan. They were picked from a library of images developed by the European Commission.

The government said research and experience in other countries had shown that health...

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