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Wednesday, 16 May, 2001, 11:54 GMT 12:54 UK
Vote: Will shock warnings stop smokers?
 VOTE RESULTS
 
Will shock warnings stop smokers?

Yes
 31.91% 
No
 68.09% 

141 Votes Cast
 

New European laws will see warnings like "smoking kills" stamped across a third of a cigarette packet.

National governments will also have the option of forcing manufacturers to include shocking pictures of the effects of smoking, such as rotting teeth and blackened lungs.

Anti-smoking pressure groups have welcomed the moves, but John Carlisle of the Tobacco Manucfacturers' Association dismissed the graphic descriptions as a "tasteless, worthless exercise".

What do you think? Will the new laws stop smokers? Vote now!

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