Saturday, July 22, 2006



Are you a smoker you must have seen a staturory warning written in small letters at the bottom of your cigarette case which says "CIGARETTE SMOKING IS INJURIOUS TO HEALTH",I always use to wonder what is the use of it as an active smoker wouldn't care to read that all even if one did it didn't make any difference have you ever heard person giving up smoking by reading that warning as far as I am concern I recall none of my acquaintance doing so ,and the warning wasn't good enough to even resist the new bees from hooking on to smoking,let alone making people quitting it.The survey shows that tobacco kills million people each year and some 4 billion rupees are spend on medical expenses due to the diseases incurred by tobacco usage ,We all know that cigarette contains nicotine a stimulant which temporarily improves alertness and memory but also forms a strong physical and psychological chemical dependence (in short words addiction).It is major contributing factor that leads to numerous health hazards worst of them are lung cancer emphysema cardiovascular disease countries regulate or restrict tobacco advertising cuz its not feasible to ban this shit as those who have urge to smoke will do just about anything to get it .The best way to fight this evil is to negative publicity and spreading awareness among people about the health hazards,
Instead of statuary warning if you have a picture of a corpse in a morgue on your cigarette pack will have drastic effect on the smoker as this has already worked in European countries .That is the precise reason why Indian govt has come up with this solution as from Feb 1 next year ,the cigarettes and other tobacco products shall carry a health warning exactly as specified by the government down to the font side

So your cigarette packet precisely should have four of these warnings with bone and skull image ,and images of person having mouth cancer etc with picture size:2.4cm by 2The skull bones:1.2 by 1
These are the four warnings that should be embedded on your pack with the dreaded skull/bone and graphic pictures

  1. Tobacco kills 2500 Indians every day
    do you want to end up like this corpse
  2. Your smoking kills babies
    this is not what they deserve
  3. Tobacco causes causes slow and painful death this is one grisly face this could be yours
  4. Tobacco causes mouth cancer
    horrific this is too big a price to pay

"Quit smoking before it makes you quit your life"


Anonymous said...

Nicotine is the addictive drug in tobacco smoke that causes smokers to continue to smoke. Addicted smokers need enough nicotine over a day to ‘feel normal’ – to satisfy cravings or control their mood. How much nicotine a smoker needs determines how much smoke they are likely to inhale, no matter what type of cigarette they smoke.