When the Packet Tells You to Quit

For those who turn blind eye to health warnings on cigarette packets, an English firm has applied for patent which would activate spoken warning each time the lid is opened.
It could deliver cancer warning in several different languages, either spoken or in range of music, from the Funeral March to “Every breath you take,” mused New Scientist magazine.
The talking packet uses technology similar to that used in talking greeting cards: plastic strip that connects the lid to microchip and miniature loudspeaker.
Tobacco companies aren’t saying much about the idea, which is long way off, if viable.

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