Shiny, colorful and stylish design boxes behind the cashier will catch the glimpse of eyes of every customers. There are too many cigarette types and brands for a smoker to choose from. Sometimes I wonder how many of people have changed their brand or bought cigarettes by attracted to these shiny and beautiful boxes. I also wonder how many people would read “SURGEON GENERAL’S WARNING” every time they open a cigarette pack. Even though United States was the first nation to mandate health warning on cigarette packs, today USA has one of the smallest, least prominent warning on the cigarette packs. In some country’s it is mandated to display graphical image covering at least 40% of the front and in some other country’s text warning covering at least 30% of the back of the pack. Australia took a bit serious about these colorful and stylish design boxes and banned all form of colors, logos and stylish designs. They mandated plain cigarette packaging showing only brand name, health warning and graphical image (see here). Well if you live in USA don’t be miss leaded by these shiny, colorful and stylish design boxes. No matter what color they are, by smoking them is equal to damaging health.
SURGEON GENERAL’S WARNING: Smoking Causes Lung Cancer, Heart Disease, Emphysema, And May Complicate Pregnancy.