Cigarette pack looks horrifying in Thailand, in order to persuade people not to smoke, Thai government and other associated government bodies have ordered to include the partial pictures of smokers who were suffering from smoking-related disease onto cigarette packs.
Most countries in Europe and Hong Kong special administration region require cigarette packs to have “Smoking Kills” or “Smoking may cause cancer” or similar statements to be printed onto the smoking packs, so that these warning messages can be seen at the time when smoker purchasing or consuming the cigarette. These warning messages may leave some degree of impact on smokers unconsciously over the long term. The reason behind is to protect the national health.
Compare with the warning messages in Hong Kong and other places, Thai cigarette packs even have pictures on them, in a bid to persuade people to give up smoking and to promote healthy life style. These pictures seem to have a greater effect when comparing with just having the warning messages alone, especially for those youngsters who are starting to smoke.
Comments From Mop:
Cigarette packs in our country are so beautiful. [sarcasm]
No smoking, no drinking, then there will be no meaning of life.
Ever since the day when I started smoking, I had decided to hand in my life for that.
For the purpose of tax, the government has rejected to put pictures on the smoking packs, even trying to reduce the size of “Smoking Kills” message to as small as possible, hehe, in order to increase the GDP, the health of normal citizens is nothing.
If anyone forces me to give up smoking, I’d offer him a knife and ask him to kill me instead.
Faint .. I wouldn’t smoke when I was looking at the pictures. However, when I was not looking, I would still smoke.
Another few days left, I will have given up smoking for a month.
I saw “Smoking may cause Erectile Dysfunction” on the cigarette pack when I was in Hong Kong. That is more useful than the “Smoking Kills” message in (mainland) China.
Another Mop commenter, 葱爆菊花【敲开幸福的门】, posted more examples from Thailand: