• ah is this really what it looks like? here in the US the write in the tiniest print that it's bad. haha that's america for you! - kaitlyn ferris
  • Yes, they implemented this in all EU countries a couple of years back - Olga Sotiriadou
  • you should see canada's cigarette packages--they have photos of the harmful effects as well as a written warning. - sharkseason
  • I like how she looks innocent and helpless from the situation she is in. That makes her even more pitiful from the reality she is borned into. Great shot and idea! - Octoberlings
  • Yeah, I personally like the ones with the picture of the diseased mouth, it's just disgusting enough to make people run away from the cigarette package - kaylayestal
  • In Brazil, the pictures are so disgusting that many people who smoke use to hide'em with a piece of paper. or else. - Joana Joana
  • hey guyz! I'm really impressed with what u wrote! I didn't have a bg or any info about these pics and wornings! r they effective ??????
    I wonder why they don't apply such things in the middle east!! hope thy do soon =) - { ms.Latino~
  • Same here in New Zealand. the pics are sooo gross. - cherry_tree110
  • I dont know about the whole middle east ms.Espanol but here in Egypt the warning includes a dying man wearing his oxygen mask which is discusting and many of my friends are thinking of quitting.. but still for sure some people who dont even care :) - .Rabea.
  • In Pakistan there are no pictures included, but the main source here in Pak of this crap is Afghanistan... They are the drug suppliers of the whole world... like opium, heroine and charas etc... Cigarette makes easy to consume Charas :( which is more harmful than just smoking a cig. - ALy JaFri
  • The best warning! - ALy JaFri
  • 在這裡增加你的備註。 - Let it be.н
  • The material that is covering you, makes you look like a little cigarette. Was that intentional? If it was, oh the places you will go sweetie!!!!! You have an incredible mind!!!! - EyeShutter
  • Wise enough! - INconstantIN
  • A bit blurred here.... - michaelgerardceralde™
  • wow this turned out wonderfully! - elizabeth-mae swenson
  • In Australia there are pictures too. I dunno if anyone's mentioned that already....but they are horrible! *gag* - .....dotted.....
  • Gold! - TOT U!
  • Great texture - kenco16
  • Your ideas are great. I could fave all your photos because they are so clever! - emma.lee'
  • Super foto - arturszyna
  • hehe super - Werappw
  • woOoOoOw shore
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  • You are so talented! Your creativity is just amazing! - Adele J Baron

Thumbelina's Stunted Growth

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The real reason behind Thumbelina's abnormal growth was far more sinister than a magical seed.

"Even top-notch medical care can't compensate for the multiple effects of smoking on a developing baby. First and foremost, smoking cuts down a baby's supply of oxygen. A lack of oxygen hampers a fetus's growth and development, setting the stage for low birth weight, stillbirth, miscarriage, and many other potential complications."


Research shows women who smoke while pregnant are three times as likely to have a smaller baby. They are less likely to carry the child to full term and face a 26 per cent greater risk of miscarriage or stillbirth.

Just a quick note for the series - I am not trying to glamorize any of the issues here. I hoped by providing statistics about them, people would be made aware of these terrible and yet realistic consequences. I'm not a drug addict. I've never touched a cigarette and the nearest i've been to alcohol is flavoured ice cream. I've never been physically abused, nor have I had to deal with alot of the horrible things I have been addressing in this series - so excuse me if my interpretations are a little off. But whether they are accurate or not isn't the point - the point is that these are real issues and they need to be addressed.

Ok, so I just got back from the dentist so I can finish the description! This photo was damn fun to do, but very frustrating getting all the angles to match. The cigarette box is my Dad's - he hunted through about 20 packs of new boxes until he could find me one with appropriate wording, bless his soul. Anyway, I hope you guys like it!


Josie Underwood, Kiwifirst (Lee), and 1065 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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  1. Anne Moon 70 months ago | reply

    Wow! Such a good photograph.

  2. Earthnymph 69 months ago | reply

    I am very moved by your work, particularly this set. Thank you for sharing it.

  3. RoxiRosita 67 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Diseños copados, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  4. SaganGathering 67 months ago | reply

    My mom smoked while pregnant. Thanks. I'm still resentful over that. Keep this stuff coming.

  5. Belli94 66 months ago | reply

    soo good!!

  6. goblinqueen 63 months ago | reply

    love it! very clever

  7. EmmyEcstasy 61 months ago | reply

    I miss your pictures like this:(
    Though your pictures are still amazing:)

  8. ashhhcakes 59 months ago | reply

    wow what program did you use to edit this?

  9. joshzillwood 59 months ago | reply

    I've enjoyed your entire 365 set thus far. And this is just great!

  10. Ashly Rose 58 months ago | reply

    I love this!

  11. sebastianlindén 58 months ago | reply

    This is totally amazing.

  12. poppyish 56 months ago | reply

    this is such a beautiful image with amazin imagination! I really love your photos..would love to have this on my wall!

  13. Sarah Altamimi 54 months ago | reply

    brilliant idea !
    love evry thing about it

  14. Noelie.LiLi 49 months ago | reply

    Very original i like it !

  15. devmasha 40 months ago | reply

    So creative!

  16. Jim Purcell 40 months ago | reply

    What a great idea! Well designed! Well done!

  17. george830 [deleted] 35 months ago | reply

    nicely done.

  18. gemmabug 34 months ago | reply

    someone i know just used this exact same idea for their a level photography final, i hope they asked you! its great :)

  19. JA Knight 23 months ago | reply

    Wonderful photo and wonderful work. A stupendous series that is executed flawlessly! Keep it Up!

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