Graphic smoking warnings planned in Jersey

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Graphic images warning of the dangers of smoking could be printed on cigarette packets in Jersey.

The proposals are due to be debated by the States Assembley in November.

Packets already carry written information about the health risks of tobacco.

Health minister Deputy Anne Pryke said it was hoped the warnings would discourage young people from starting to smoke.

If approved, the picture warnings could be on tobacco products by January.

Cigarette packets sold in the UK already show graphic images such as rotting teeth and diseased lungs.

The States of Guernsey has passed legislation to include picture warnings on cigarette packets from August 2011.

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