02 Jan '12, 5am

Boring Cigarette Packaging: Enough to Stop Teens From Smoking?: by Kristina Chew Make quitting smoking your New

Boring Cigarette Packaging: Enough to Stop Teens From Smoking?: by Kristina Chew Make quitting smoking your New

Make quitting smoking your New Year’s resolution for 2012, trumpets the homepage for the Center for Disease Control and Prevention . In the US, a quarter of teenagers smoke and almost 21 percent of adults do. Cigarette smoking accounts for 1 out of 5 deaths in the US every year and is the leading cause of preventable death in the US. More than 80 percent of adult smokers began smoking before 18 years of age. Health advocates have long directed criticism at tobacco companies and their splashy advertising campaigns — remember Joe Camel? — attracting the attention of teenagers and children. The Atlantic reports that health advocates are urging the British government to ban all “eye-catching designs and branding” from cigarette cartons, in an effort to prevent young people from smoking. The calls for the campaign follow the release of a survey on December 29 by the British Hea...

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