Another found object on my morning walks. An empty cigarette packet.
Recently Australia made a first in cigarette packaging. It forced Cigarette Companies to use plain packaging and remove their brand names.
As a non smoker it has never affected me but this empty packet did catch my eye.
Here you can see what one looks like and I guess it will be coming your way soon.
How things change.
In the 50’s, 60’s 70’s it was so cool to smoke. Now it is virtually a criminal act.
I can imagine the owner of this package throwing it away as soon as they could. I wonder if it will change their smoking habits.
For the smokers out there I have never made any judgement on you smoking. It is personal choice. However even when it was so “cool” to smoke I wondered why anybody would want to have that stuff going into their lungs.
Still I do think as we were coming into this world all of us were given something we have to confront in this lifetime.
Cigarettes, alcohol, food, weight, gambling, drugs, sex, money, power, tv, gaming, etc., etc.
All the stuff the movies are made of……. I believe it’s called LIFE.
Maybe here are a couple of alternatives…..nature, learning, exercise, pets and animals, reading, travel, hobbies, sport, love, joy, happiness……you can add more….
…..anything that makes you “feel” good.
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I see, the cursor doesn’t work, that’s the problem, but obviously I can type!
Meta, Yes, it is weird but I hope everyone realizes you just need to start typing to leave a comment. Many thanks for your help. Best wishes, Robert
The comments above are some of your best yet. Cigarette smoking is very bad for one’s health. I have never smoked and am glad you didn’t either. As you say , there are a lot of healthy challenges in life. So happy we have art. Silvia
Thanks Silvia, I was a bit reluctant to post this as it is so different to my other posts. But it is another found object which I often feature. Pleased you like it. Robert
I smoke. And yes it is a scary picture, but I think that anything what is not good fur us should be like that. It’s not only the cigarettes. It’s a free choice to smoke, eat etc. It’s good to warn people but how far must that go? Here in Holland they do those things to stop smoking people because they are to expensive for healtcare.. Years ago there was no doubt about it.
Your right….it is much more than cigarettes. A lot of foods, drinks etc. can be bad too. I think they might be targeting them next. Healthcare is the big problem…. governments see the costs rising particularly here where basic health service is free.
But the packaging would put me off smoking. I would not want a packet like that anywhere near me.
Yes, it would be difficult for me too. Or I give it a nice packaging by myself : ) It’s confrontating
Hi Summer, Yesterday I was told by a committed smoker that they are now selling a container to put your cigarette packet into that looks just like the old packaging. The law cannot do anything about it as it is only a container. Guess where there is a will there is a away……..for someone to make a lot of money too. I also photographed another packet which is much worse than the one shown above…might add it later. Best wishes, Robert
Yes, it’s all about the money.. I can’t say I look forward to that photo you have made, but it’s the reality. It’s like, if the people who smokes getting punished by the goverment.
I wish you a nice day, Robert.
Thank you Summer