Anti-smoking messages put on matches

Cyberspace; September 23, 2008

Officials are including graphic images of smoking-related health issues on packs of matches. Among the images are diseased lungs, rotted gums and tumors caused by smoking. The matchbook images are coupled with the words: "Cigarettes Are Eating You Alive."

You can see some of the covers on the New York City health department site. On the Net: New York Department of Health and Mental Hygiene: www.nyc.gov/health

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