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Warnings

We had a couple of hours before our recent flight home, so we looked at the duty free shops at Bangkok’s International Suvarnabhumi Airport.
We were fascinated by the cigarette packaging. Per Wikipedia, “In Thailand, a variety of warnings with graphic, disturbing images of tobacco-related harms (including a tracheotomy and rotting teeth) are placed prominently on cigarette packages. A recent study showed that the warnings made Thai smokers think more often about the health risks of smoking and about quitting smoking.”
I am wondering how this packaging approach could be applied in the United States. With our cigarette packaging, to begin with. But how about Twinkies? Potato chips? Cookies and cakes? Processed meats and poultry. Anything with high fructose corn syrup. Anything with more preservatives than real ingredients. Genetically modified foods? Would people reconsider what they were buying and purchase fresh fruits and vegetables instead?
I would love to design that project.
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