CHILDREN as young as seven are collecting cigarette packets for the gruesome health warning.
Youngsters have responded enthusiastically to the government’s new cigarette box design, which is plain apart from an awesome image of something scary.
Eight-year-old Wayne Hayes said: “My best day at school was when I swapped my ‘blackened teeth’ box for a ‘heart operation’ and ‘smouldering lungs’, which is really rare.
“Apparently Tom Logan in Class 4A has got ‘open heart surgery’ which is the rarest of all. He might be bullshitting though.”
Hayes admitted spending all his pocket money on boxes full of cigarettes, which are then bought from the shop for him by older kids who charge five fags per box.
He added: “Collecting cigarettes boxes is quite addictive.”