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New Cigarette Packaging or Higher Excise Tax on Tobacco Products

Updated on April 5, 2014

Cigarette Warnings

Before, the excise tax were implemented because they thought that higher price will reduce the consumption of cigarettes. And then recently, I saw the new packaging of cigarettes aiming to enhance the public awareness of the bad effects of cigarette smoking.

Have you seen the new packaging of cigarettes? Aside from written warning, they also include scary photos of different diseases cause by smoking cigarettes.

The photos and warnings are place on the front and backside of cigarettes packaging. Take a look and share your opinion.

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The front of a 20 pack of Marlboro red cigarettes sold in New Zealand.The rear of the same pack.Front of a Gold Flake Kings box, sold in India, displaying the old pictorial warning"Smoking causes mouth diseases" warning on a pack of Marlboro MentholBrazil's third and current batch of graphic images, mandatory on all cigarette packs.Warning on HKSAR cigarette packagesCigarette warning in the United KingdomSmoking warning on the back of a cigarette pack, in Australia
The front of a 20 pack of Marlboro red cigarettes sold in New Zealand.
The front of a 20 pack of Marlboro red cigarettes sold in New Zealand.
The rear of the same pack.
The rear of the same pack.
Front of a Gold Flake Kings box, sold in India, displaying the old pictorial warning
Front of a Gold Flake Kings box, sold in India, displaying the old pictorial warning
"Smoking causes mouth diseases" warning on a pack of Marlboro Menthol
"Smoking causes mouth diseases" warning on a pack of Marlboro Menthol
Brazil's third and current batch of graphic images, mandatory on all cigarette packs.
Brazil's third and current batch of graphic images, mandatory on all cigarette packs.
Warning on HKSAR cigarette packages
Warning on HKSAR cigarette packages
Cigarette warning in the United Kingdom
Cigarette warning in the United Kingdom
Smoking warning on the back of a cigarette pack, in Australia
Smoking warning on the back of a cigarette pack, in Australia

What can you say about the new packaging of cigarettes?

What can you say about the new packaging of cigarettes?

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New Cigarette Packaging VS Excise Tax on Tobacco Products

In Singapore, the price of cigarettes are very high. If my friends used to consume 1 pack of cigarettes when we were in the Philippines finishing college, in Singapore they only smoke 3 to 5 times a day. So I guess higher excise tax are also effective. But after seeing the new packaging of cigarettes, I was shocked. The famous saying is very true "a picture is worth a thousand words". Before I am not scared of being a passive smoker, I just ignore the harmful effects of cigarettes when my friends are around but now I'm afraid to the core.

Which do you think is more effective?

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          andrykesuma 4 years ago

          HIGHTER TAX FOR Cigarette, I THINK IT'S GOOD