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Postby cannedmoose » Thu May 26, 2005 5:47 pm

I think Bro's happy that he's found someone else to share a fag with him and his pilot friend from Cyprus-Turkish Airlines... :lol:
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Postby TVSET » Sat May 28, 2005 1:35 am

cannedmoose wrote:Last time I was there Thrill, the packets had huge warnings on them in Greek, English and Turkish...


Text warnings were there for some time. There will also be some graphical images soon. There was a apage on one of the EU sites, which showed all the images, but I can't seem to find it again. Anyway, some pictures are pretty scary. In a sense that I don't want to look at them ever again. Photographs showed different body parts like lungs, mouth, throat, etc in their worst conditions. Other pictures had people on operation tables. This sort of stuff...

I tried to find the pictures, but failed. A few of them appear in the articles here, here, and here.
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Postby magikthrill » Sat May 28, 2005 4:12 am

are the images a sure thing cause i heard they were only discussing it and nothing is sure.
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Postby TVSET » Sat May 28, 2005 6:15 am

magikthrill wrote:are the images a sure thing cause i heard they were only discussing it and nothing is sure.


From what I've heard, they decided to go with the images. There will be a strong anti-smoking campaign throughout the EU starting July. Now you can kill me, but I don't think I saved that link either...
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Postby magikthrill » Sat May 28, 2005 6:25 am

oh wow this july? crazy.

i know written labels were in the UK way before they came to Greece so maybe it will take a while for them to get down south :)
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Postby TVSET » Sat May 28, 2005 9:28 am

magikthrill wrote:oh wow this july? crazy.
i know written labels were in the UK way before they came to Greece so maybe it will take a while for them to get down south :)


Normally it would indeed take some time for new stuff to come to Cyprus. But this year is different. Cyprus' own Minister of Health is directing the anti-smoking campaign Europe-wide. I guess he'll be paying slightly more attention to his own country... :)

In fact, the changes are starting to be visible. Many caffes and restaurants that never had a smoking/non-smoking areas now have. There are some anti-smoking ads on TV. Companies that provide "cure" for smokers are making more money than before and also start to be more noticable.
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Postby magikthrill » Sat May 28, 2005 2:30 pm

TVSET wrote:Normally it would indeed take some time for new stuff to come to Cyprus. But this year is different. Cyprus' own Minister of Health is directing the anti-smoking campaign Europe-wide. I guess he'll be paying slightly more attention to his own country... :)

yeah that guy is a nazi.

i say bring italys new health minister to the EU (ie the guy who wants to reverse the smoking ban :) )
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Postby cannedmoose » Sat May 28, 2005 3:02 pm

Personally I think Kyprianou's (who is EU Health Commissioner) anti-smoking campaign is worthy of support... but then I'm not a smoker...
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Postby city » Sat May 28, 2005 4:41 pm

I've heard those horrible pictures are to be used for an aggressive anti- smoking campaign by the EU on TV and in cinemas. Wouldn't know that they want to print them on the packages..
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Postby magikthrill » Sat May 28, 2005 5:09 pm

i found the link. these images are gross for smokers as well as non smokers. i will make sure to leave my packs in areas where non smokers can see them too.

http://europa.eu.int/comm/mediatheque/p ... bac_en.htm
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