The growth of graphic warnings on cigarette packets in one chart

Evan Bartlett@ev_bartlett
Tuesday 25 November 2014 18:30
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The battle against tobacco addiction has been steadily rising over the past 15 years, as this chart from Statista shows.

Graphic warnings on cigarette packets have increased year upon year in a bid by government's to discourage their citizens from smoking.

Warnings on cigarettes in the UK started as far back as 1971, with the side of packets bearing a notice saying: "WARNING by H.M. Government, SMOKING CAN DAMAGE YOUR HEALTH".

Those warnings were then strengthened in the last decade with EU regulations making manufacturers put a warning that covered at least 30 per cent of the front of their packets.

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