On a recent trip to Italy I was amazed when I saw these pictures on packs of cigarettes.If this isn't enough to scare a smoker away from these nicotine delivery devices,I don't know what will.  For the benefit of my readers I am reproducing what I think is the best of them on my blog.

These are actual photos of packs of cigarettes as they are sold in Italy,with gory photos illustrating consequences of smoking as well as giving a phone number for assistance in quitting.

I made a point to go into a tobacco store and photograph as many as I could.  They reminded me of the bubble gum trading cards from the 1960's that featuredWacky Packageswhich were not much different from these.The ads said,"Swap ‘em,trade ‘em,收集他们!""

These are actual photos of packs of cigarettes as they are sold in Italy,with gory photos illustrating consequences of smoking as well as giving a phone number for assistance in quitting.

New smoking laws went into effect in 2016 which required gorypictures and warning signs thatIl fumo uccide– smokingkills – to cover 65% of each pack.  Smoking in a car with a child or pregnantwoman will incur fines of up to €500.  Still,,it is amazing to see how many are smoking,尤其是年轻人。

These are actual photos of packs of cigarettes as they are sold in Italy,with gory photos illustrating consequences of smoking as well as giving a phone number for assistance in quitting.

Smoking in Italy has been banned in public places including bars,restaurants,and offices since 2005.  Since the ban,there's been an 8% decrease in cigarette consumption,and cardiovascular disease dropped significantly.In 2014,smoking accounted for 12.5% of all deaths in Italy.  Even with these graphic packages,nearly 20% of the Italian population still smoke.

These are actual photos of packs of cigarettes as they are sold in Italy,with gory photos illustrating consequences of smoking as well as giving a phone number for assistance in quitting.

So here are my photos of cigarette packages in Italy.  I know that many of my readers are in the医疗行业,so feel free to download and use them in lectures andteaching materials – no permissions necessary!These images reallysay a lot.

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Reference for this post:

Gualano MR,Bert F,Scaioli et al.  Smoking Ban Policies in Italy and the Potential Impact of the So-Called Sirchia Law: State of the Art after Eight Year.Biomed Res Int.2014;2014:  Published online 2014 May 15

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