Design To Annoy – cigarette packaging(portfolios.risd.edu)

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  • Casey BrittCasey Britt, 6 years ago

    Its an interesting idea, but completely unrealistic. There's no way a company would ever survive with this strategy. Most customers would just switch to a different brand and the die hards would just carry a cigarette case that's practical and transfer the cigarettes after they buy.

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    • Christine RødeChristine Røde, 6 years ago

      It would have to be imposed by law so that every company implements it, similar to European laws requiring all cigarette packs to feature disgusting pictures of tarred up body parts. Of course it's commercial suicide, but that's also the point.

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      • Casey BrittCasey Britt, 6 years ago

        Yeah, but there's no way the government would impose such a law. And if they did, then smokers would get used to carrying their own cigarette case. This also wouldn't affect anyone who carries a bag or purse. Ultimately it is an interesting idea that would likely have little to no impact with a lot of increase in production costs and waste for these new packages.

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        • C___ F_____C___ F_____, 6 years ago (edited 6 years ago )

          There is more than one government in the world, for example the European Union: UK Cigarette Packaging

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          • Casey BrittCasey Britt, 6 years ago

            And Brazil has absurd pictures taking over one side of the box. I can totally see changes in labeling and warnings, but trying to make the cigarette box annoying, I don't see anyone getting on board with that because I don't think it would be effective.

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