The Dangers of Smoking – a view from abroad.

We are all familiar with the warnings on domestic packs of cigarettes.  I decided to look at a selection of foreign cigarette packs that I found here in the United States.  Virtually all contain warnings (some Chinese and Korean varieties I found do not) and the majority have at least one warning in English (with a second in a different language).


Some of the messages are a bit different from those we find here.  Here they are –


Smoking causes ageing of the skin – Mayfair (UK)

Smoking seriously harms you and others around you – Mayfair (UK)

Tobacco seriously damages health – Marlboro (Somalia)

Smoking kills – Superkings (UK)

Protect children: don’t make them breathe your smoke – Superkings (UK)

Smoking clogs the arteries and causes heart attacks and strokes – Superkings (UK)

Smoking increases risk of more than 25 diseases including cancer and cardiovascular disease – Merit (Gulf States)

Cigarette smoke contains carbon monoxide – Time (Korea)

Quitting Smoking Now Greatly Reduces Serious Risks to Your Health – Time (Korea)

Smoke contains benzene, nitrosamines, formaldehyde and hydrogen cyanide – Davidoff (Germany)

Smoking causes cancer – Esse (Korea)

Smoking is harmful to your health; Quite smoking reduces health risk – Baisha (China)

Smokers die younger – Benson & Hedges (UK)

Cigars contain many of the same carcinogens found in cigarettes and cigars are not a safe alternative to cigarettes – Djarum cigarette size cigars (Indonesia)

Quitting smoking now greatly reduces serious risks to your health – Seneca (Canada)

Tobacco Seriously Damages Health – Nyala (Ethiopia)


Passive smoking affects fetus and leads to growth retardation and premature labor – Parliament (Gulf States)








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