New EU Cigarette Boxes: EEEEWWWW! [Get it? Ew?]

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It’s quite exciting to see the EU develop hideous cigarette box graphics and photos of the effects of smoking. Denial is such a powerful thing. Trying to ignore what you already know–but don’t want to dwell on–is a basic human strategy for coping with distasteful things, like the true effects of how we destroy ourselves with smoking.

Odd, though, that Canada has had these images on cigarette boxes for several years now. BC’s Ministry of Health has published the tobacco poster child for years as well: quite hideous.


More disturbing information and images are at these sites:


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Stephen Elliott-Buckley

Post-partisan eco-socialist. at Politics, Re-Spun
Stephen Elliott-Buckley is a husband, father, professor, speaker, consultant, former suburban Vancouver high school English and Social Studies teacher who changed careers because the BC Liberal Party has been working hard to ruin public education. He has various English and Political Science degrees and has been writing political, social and economic editorials since November 2002. Stephen is in Twitter, Miro and iTunes, and the email thing, and at his website,

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