European Commission will look at which pictures work best to help smokers quitBMJ 2009; 338 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b1351 (Published 01 April 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b1351
- Ned Stafford
The European Commission is planning a new study aimed at developing better graphic images to warn of the damaging effects of tobacco, in a bid to encourage more European Union countries to put the pictures on cigarette packets.
Haravgi-Nina Papadoulaki, spokeswoman for the EC’s commissioner for health and consumer protection, Philippe Brunet, said that, although the commission developed a library of pictorial health warnings in 2005, only three European Union member states have started putting the images on cigarette packets: the United Kingdom, Belgium, and Latvia.
The commission has already asked researchers to submit proposals for the new …