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In pictures: Smoking warnings

Tobacco packet warning

Smoking is highly addictive with 1 in 4 adults in the UK smokers. Some may find these images disturbing.

Tobacco packet warning of dead smoker

Graphic pictures are to be included on all cigarette packets by October 2009 warning of the dangers of smoking, such as this one pointing out that smokers die young.

Tobacco packet warning of baby

The number of women smoking during pregnancy has been falling, but still stands at 17%.

Tobacco packet warning of man with tumour

People who smoke can suffer painful deaths with tumours one of the established risks.

Tobacco packet warning of diseased lung

Lung disease is the most common form of death for smokers, contributing to the 106,000 UK deaths a year from smoking.

Tobacco packet warning

Smoking can cause problems such as impotence. Couples trying to get pregnant are advised not to smoke.

Tobacco packet warning of open heart surgery

Smoking can help clog arteries, increasing the risk of heart attacks and strokes.

Tobacco packet warning of child inhaling smoke

Research has shown second-hand smoke, a combination of smoke from the burning tip and that exhaled by the smoker, can cause death. Children are particularly susceptible.


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