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FROM THE European Commission Committee for the Control of Public/ Private Behaviour:
The new health warnings on cigarettes are another triumph for the EU. To facilitate the public’s informed choice to do as we tell them, we have instructed Europe’s consumers not only that “Smoking kills”, but also that “Smoking may cause a slow and painful death”; not only that “Smoking while pregnant harms your baby”, but also that “Smoking may reduce the blood flow, and causes impotence”.
However, it appears that nobody is taking any notice. Despite our best efforts to save Europeans from themselves, millions continue to defy our advice and various bans by smoking in private. It is therefore proposed to intensify the campaign.
Here are the proposed new EU warnings for the UK cigarette market, with alternatives to be used wherever they are deemed more relevant to the target audience:
- Smoking causes wars
- Smoking can turn you into a racist/an in-line skater.
- Smoking is the biggest factor contributing to global warming.