Have you ever wondered where the shock illustrations came from on cigarette packs? Well, it turns out that they are directly imposed on the states by the European Commission.
The question may have crossed your mind like the Luxemburg MEP Martine Mergen (CSV): how are the illustrations on the packaging of tobacco products sold in European countries chosen? The subject is serious because these photos, deliberately shocking, now direct, directly, sick smokers.
These images are in fact imposed on States, including Luxembourg, by the European Commission, which has a database that can nevertheless be accessed by the Ministry of Health, explains the Minister Lydia Mutsch. On the other hand, the identity of the persons in the illustrations is kept secret by the European Commission, which holdsthe full copyright».
«All photographed persons were informed and signed a written consentWrote the European institution a few months ago when a Belgian thought he recognized the face of his dying father on one of the illustrations. The European Commission even stated that it hadconsulted specialists to check if necessary the medical authenticity of photos».
source : Lessentiel.lu