Man takes steps after he sees his own amputated leg on a pack of cigarettes

An Albanian who lives in Metz, France, has sent his lawyer to the European Commission because he claims that photos of his amputated leg can be seen on cigarette packs without permission.


An Albanian who lives in Metz, France, has sent his lawyer to the European Commission because he claims that photos of his amputated leg can be seen on cigarette packs without permission.

The BBC writes this on Thursday afternoon. The photo in which a man with one leg can be seen is on packs of cigarettes with the warning message "smoking clogs your arteries". However, the man claims that it is his photo and that the leg amputation was the result of an attack in Albania, the country where the man came from.

The son of the man discovered the photo when he bought a pack of rolling tobacco in Luxembourg last year. However, the father says he has never given permission to use the photo. He states that the photo was taken at a local hospital to see if he could get a prosthesis.

"Unbelievable that someone finds himself on a pack of cigarettes without giving permission," says the Albanian lawyer.

Counsel approached the European Commission because she is responsible for the distribution of this type of photo on cigarette packs in the EU. He would also have contacted the hospital to find out how it is possible that the photo could be used for other purposes.

Metz: il retrouve la photo de sa jambe amputée sur des paquets de cigarettes https://t.co/w625zN8LGG

Avatar AuthorfblorrainenordMoment of places18: 17 - 17 July 2019

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