Malaysia - horrific graphic warnings on cigarette packs, cartons..


September 8, 2010 - The author, Harmon Leon believes that Malaysia's grapic warning on cigarette packs takes the horrific cake when it comes to all-time graphic, stomach-churning, near vomit-inducing cigarette warning labels. Since June 2009, all cigarettes on sale must have pictorial warnings covering 40% of the front and 60% of the back, in the country's two main languages, Malay and English.

On May 31, 2008, the Malaysian Minister of Health announced that pictoral warnings would appear on cigarette packages in that country and on September 15, 2008, the 6 required images were gazetted.

On January 1, 2009, each manufacturer must ensure that 2-brands display the warning messages and by March 1, 2009, all brands must display these warnings. From March 2009, all cigarette packs sold in Malaysia have to carry graphic pictures to warn people of the dangers of smoking. On June 1, 2009, all cigarettes without the new warnings must be removed from the market. (source: Dr. Mohamad Haniki Nik Mohamed)

a href="http://snus-news.blogspot.com/2009/01/malaysia-january-1-2009-pictorial.html">Malaysia - January 1, 2009 pictorial cigarette warnings...
I couldn't bring myself to print some of the most disgusting examples (shriveled fetus, anyone?) but even the less disturbing stuff is still pretty disturbing. The author presents a few Malaysian cigarette warnings with grotesque imagery that you can never unsee - click on reference below to view examples of images.

One quarter of the respondents in Malaysia said the labels have no effect in preventing them from smoking or stopping smoking. What more disgusting of a deterrent do these people need? The Kennedy assassination? Nude Dick Cheney?

Reference: Horrific Malaysian Cigarette Labels Should Eradicate Smoking, Harmon Leon, San Francisco Chronicle, 9/7/2010.

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