It is to say the least sad and unusual ... An Albanian resident in Metz is convinced: it is his amputated leg that can be seen on the packets of cigarettes distributed throughout the European Union with the mention "Smoking mouths your arteries».
This sexagenarian feels today aggrieved. For good reason, he never signed a declaration of consent authorizing the dissemination of the photograph. Traces of burning, scars ... the man had expressed no difficulty in pointing out strange resemblances and thus recognize his stump, now displayed in all the tobacco shops of Europe.
A hardly credible story echoed France Blue Moselle and who has something to say. According to his lawyer, the amputation has no connection with excessive consumption of tobacco but would result from an aggression occurred in Albania in 1997.
The question now arises as to how a cliché of his amputated leg could be broadcast throughout Europe. On this point, the chronology of the facts leaves little doubt: six weeks before the discovery of these packages, the man had consulted in a hospital Metz for a possible apparatus. On this occasion, photos of his stump had been taken and would eventually integrate a bank of images supposedly free of rights ...
Today, the victim's lawyer is asking for explanations from the hospital but also from the European Commission, which chooses the photos appearing on the cigarette packs and whose responsibility seems to have been engaged.
source : Cnews.fr/