Starting from 7th September, the cigarette packaging design in the Czech Republic will be altered in accordance with the European Commission laws. All cigarette packaging include graphic warning labels that can clearly demonstrate the harm of smoking and it’s negative consequences for a smoker and those who are nearby.

The Commission has prepared a series of 40 photographs – many depicting the gruesome effects of smoking – for member states to choose from. The picture will take around 65% of the pack, including the warning message.

The prices on tobacco-containing products will go up, to cover the re-design expenses.