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User currently offlineBNE From Australia, joined Mar 2000, 3189 posts, RR: 12
Posted (10 years 8 months 20 hours ago) and read 4007 times:

Most cigarette packets now have warning labels.
In Australia we have a brand called Winfield and one of the non smoking health messages, "Smoking while pregnant may harm your baby" what is the point of that message to 50% of smokers.

What are some of the messages in your country.

No I don't smoke rather save the money for air travel.








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User currently offlineElectraBob From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 931 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (10 years 8 months 19 hours ago) and read 3999 times:

I just bought a carton yesterday, and the same message is on the outside of the carton, as well as on each of the 10 packs inside.....pretty much the same as what you quoted.....

SURGEON GENERAL'S WARNING

Smoking by Pregnant Women May Result in Fetal Injury, Premature Birth, and Low Birth Weight.

Thank God I don't have to worry about that  Smile




Having a smoking section in a restaurant is like having a peeing section in a swimming pool.....
User currently offlineQR332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 8 months 19 hours ago) and read 3997 times:

Over here it reads:

FOR ADULTS ONLY
Health Warning: Smoking is a main cause of lung cancer, lung diseases and og heart and arteries diseases.


User currently offlineYhmfan From Canada, joined Feb 2004, 607 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 8 months 19 hours ago) and read 3986 times:

Here in Canada, the messages are short, brutal and accompanied by a colour photograph of something nasty like a diseased lung, brain, gum etc..
The also have to cover a fairly significant portion of the packet. (you won't need reading glasses to read these!)
BTW, I am a non-smoker..OK Ex-smoker (quit cold turkey 15 years ago and have not touched one since)



If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you
User currently offlineJaspike From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2008, 1 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (10 years 8 months 19 hours ago) and read 3981 times:

I think here they say 'Smoking kills' etc.

Hopefully this will happen:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/3487743.stm

 Big thumbs up

Tom


User currently offlineKLM777 From Netherlands, joined Dec 2003, 372 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 8 months 19 hours ago) and read 3973 times:

In The Netherlands we have a male equivalent of the pregnacy warning too:
"Roken kan het sperma beschadigen en vermindert de vruchtbaarheid"

Which means: Smoking can damage the sperm and reduces fertility.

Jeroen



Every landing is a controlled crash
User currently offlineMerC From Sweden, joined Dec 2003, 590 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (10 years 8 months 18 hours ago) and read 3964 times:

I admire the Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare for being so imaginative. They probably have like 10-15 different warning labels.

Here's a few:

- Smoking kills
- Smoking can lead to a slow and painful death.
- Smoking can harm the sperm and reduces fertility.
- Smoking seriously hurt yourself and people in your surroundings.

Lucky I do not smoke on a regular basis. Only when I go out partying. Big grin



It's Scandinavian
User currently offlineAirsicknessbag From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 4723 posts, RR: 33
Reply 7, posted (10 years 8 months 18 hours ago) and read 3958 times:

In the EU, the following warnings are used:

1. Smokers die younger.
2. Smoking clogs the arteries and causes heart attacks and strokes.
3. Smoking causes fatal lung cancer.
4. Smoking when pregnant harms your baby.
5. Protect children: don't make them breathe your smoke.
6. Your doctor or your pharmacist can help you stop smoking.
7. Smoking is highly addictive, don't start.
8. Stopping smoking reduces the risk of fatal heart and lung diseases.
9. Smoking can cause a slow and painful death.
10. Get help to stop smoking: (telephone/postal address/internet address/consult your doctor/pharmacist).
11. Smoking may reduce the blood flow and causes impotence.
12. Smoking causes ageing of the skin.
13. Smoking can damage the sperm and decreases fertility.
14. Smoke contains benzene, nitrosamines, formaldehyde and hydrogen cyanide.

Daniel Smile

P.S.: I like no. 9 Big grin





User currently offlineStaffan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (10 years 8 months 17 hours ago) and read 3933 times:

"9. Smoking can cause a slow and painful death."

I'm not in a hurry..  Big grin

Staffan


User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21521 posts, RR: 53
Reply 9, posted (10 years 8 months 17 hours ago) and read 3926 times:

Staffan: "9. Smoking can cause a slow and painful death."
I'm not in a hurry..


But why start dying so early...? Big grin


User currently offlineEspion007 From Denmark, joined Dec 2003, 1691 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (10 years 8 months 16 hours ago) and read 3917 times:

But why start dying so early...?

well its like a baked potato.they take so long to make-sometimes i just put one in the oven even if i dont want it.by the time its done-who knows? Big grin



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User currently offlineAirsicknessbag From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 4723 posts, RR: 33
Reply 11, posted (10 years 8 months 16 hours ago) and read 3920 times:


>>>But why start dying so early...?

Because after no.11 has occurred, life doesn´t matter any more anyway  Laugh out loud


BTW, the 14 listed above are to be printed on the back, covering 40%.

Additionally, there are two available for the front, covering 30%:

- "Smoking kills/Smoking can kill" or

- "Smoking seriously harms you and others around you"

16 very positive messages, harmonised all across the EU. I´m sure some mid-level beaurocrats in Brussels thought these up after nights and nights of intensive thinking in smoke-filled rooms  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Daniel Smile


User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21521 posts, RR: 53
Reply 12, posted (10 years 8 months 15 hours ago) and read 3901 times:

Airsicknessbag: 16 very positive messages, harmonised all across the EU. I´m sure some mid-level beaurocrats in Brussels thought these up after nights and nights of intensive thinking in smoke-filled rooms

After a night in a smoke-filled room I´d come up with much, much more drastic messages!!  Pissed


User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (10 years 8 months 15 hours ago) and read 3899 times:

These warning labels on cigarette packs are nonsense in my opinion, nobody quits smoking because there is a lable on the pack that says: "Smoking kills", "You will die", etc.

I would rather quit because the price for cigarettes increased again in Germany a few weeks ago, a pack Marlboro costs now 3,60 EUR. Good that I bought two cartons (a 200 cigarettes for 25 EUR) in Spain a few weeks ago.

Patrick


User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (10 years 8 months 14 hours ago) and read 3887 times:

In case someone is interested, here is a picture of these new big warning signs on German (European) cigarette packs:


In English it means "Smoking can kill".

Since a few weeks it is also forbidden to call the brands "Light", "Ultra Light" or "Medium". Some companies found other ways to distinguish between their brands, for example Lucky Strike: The regular Lucky Strike are called "Lucky Strike Red" and the Lucky Strike Lights are called "Lucky Strike Silver" now.

Patrick

Edited because of some typos.

[Edited 2004-04-25 21:43:53]

User currently offlineLan_Fanatic From Chile, joined Sep 2001, 1071 posts, RR: 6
Reply 15, posted (10 years 8 months 14 hours ago) and read 3884 times:

Here in Chile the message is quite soft..."El tabaco puede producir cáncer"..."Tobacco may produce cancer"

User currently offlineRacko From Germany, joined Nov 2001, 4857 posts, RR: 20
Reply 16, posted (10 years 8 months 14 hours ago) and read 3876 times:

"Smoking finances the messed-up budget of the federal republic of Germany"

"I love to pay so much to finance French farmers"

"Hans Eichel is my buddy"


User currently offlineKLM777 From Netherlands, joined Dec 2003, 372 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (10 years 8 months 13 hours ago) and read 3870 times:

Why quit smoking and live longer, if you are unhappy in your longer life because you cannot smoke?

Jeroen



Every landing is a controlled crash
User currently offlineFlyingColours From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2315 posts, RR: 10
Reply 18, posted (10 years 8 months 11 hours ago) and read 3841 times:

Over here those labels are much bigger (Around 50% of the front) and a lot on the back. Carrying on from Airsicknessbag's list we also have "Call 0808-000-0000 to help quit" - Not the number because I can't remember it.

I handle those things every time I am in work, still as long as they stay in their packets they won't bother me. Personally they will never make the warnings strong enough - I'd rather they were banned altogether but then again it's taking away peoples rights, and others rights to blow smoke into your face and act like asses.....

How many of you can tell I really loath Cigs???  Big grin

Phil
FlyingSmater - FlyingColours



Lifes a train racing towards you, now you can either run away or grab a chair & a beer and watch it come - Phil
User currently offlineDazultra From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2003, 689 posts, RR: 41
Reply 19, posted (10 years 8 months 11 hours ago) and read 3834 times:

i found some novelty ones from http://www.firebox.com





User currently offlineMarkyboy From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 207 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (10 years 8 months 10 hours ago) and read 3818 times:

"Fumar puede matar"

I don't speak Spanish so I reckon these ones must be OK to smoke right?

But seriously do we really need these warnings? We know the risks, seems these Health Warnings are all about covering tobacco companies asses and making certain non smokers feel better about themselves. The kind of people that right after they're done burying you come out and say things like "well he was warned!"

As far as all the Healthy living thing goes, as Jack Dee (UK comedian) says, it may well make you live longer but the only years you gain are the ones right at the end where you sit all day long and piss yourself! Now who wants that?

markyboy.


User currently offlineRadarbeam From Canada, joined Mar 2002, 1310 posts, RR: 4
Reply 21, posted (10 years 8 months 8 hours ago) and read 3808 times:

Here's an example of the labels in Canada.







To see the rest go to http://www.nsra-adnf.ca/news_info.php?cPath=22&news_id=78





User currently offlineMD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 14139 posts, RR: 63
Reply 22, posted (10 years 8 months 8 hours ago) and read 3804 times:

I like the idea a Danish insurance company had a few years ago:

Every nonsmoker of their employees got 3 days extra paid leave a year. The management argued that smokers worked this amount of time less every year due to smoking breaks.
I had a similar experience years ago during my college time when I was working part time on a construction site. I was the only non smoker, and the smokers would disappear every hour for about ten minutes or so to have their fags. The foreman, who was a smoker as well, told me that I had to continue to work, because I didn´t "need" a fag.

I still hate it today if there is work to be done and the smokers wantto f+ck off to get their cigarettes.

Jan


User currently offlineMD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 14139 posts, RR: 63
Reply 23, posted (10 years 8 months 8 hours ago) and read 3801 times:

P.S.
During my apprenticeship my chief instructor used to be a rabid nonsmoker. Everytime he saw some apprentices standing outside smoking he would ask them immidiately if they didn´t have some work to do. If they answered no, he would give them something to do, usualy something nasty.

Jan


User currently offlineLH423 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 6501 posts, RR: 54
Reply 24, posted (10 years 8 months 7 hours ago) and read 3788 times:

Radarbeam: This has always been my favourite:


http://www.nsra-adnf.ca/images/pageimages/4impotentlow.JPG

 Laugh out loud

LH423



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25 Post contains images WidgetBoi : That'd be enough to make me quit Thank G-d I don't smoke! jeremy
26 Post contains images KEno : I think all form of warnings should be replaced by IMPOTENCY. That would scare there hell out of most people . I bet many people would rather die that
27 Post contains images Radarbeam : LH423: That why I quit before it's too late
28 Planespotting : In Ireland they have the best cigarette warnings ever: SMOKING KILLS SMOKING DECREASES BLOOD FLOW AND CAN CAUSE IMPOTENCE etc... they also have the wo
29 Post contains images LH423 : Radarbeam: I wonder if those packs are featured heavily at strip bars? LH423
30 IMissPiedmont : 11. Smoking may reduce the blood flow and causes impotence. That's bad. 13. Smoking can damage the sperm and decreases fertility. That's good. I think
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