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Graphic pictures showing impact of injuries should be mandatory, say medics

Fireworks packaging should have cigarette-style graphic warnings showing the impact of life-changing injuries, plastic surgeons have said as Great Britain prepares to celebrate Bonfire Night.

The number of people going into A&E in England because of an injury caused by a firework has more than doubled since 2009-10 and the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS) says more must be done to make people aware of the dangers of firework misuse.

It believes mandatory graphic warnings, which are supported by seven out of 10 parents in Britain according to a YouGov poll, would help highlight the risks.

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The Guardian

 

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