An Albanian man living in France was stunned to learn a photo of his amputated leg has been used in graphic health warnings without his permission, reports the BBC.
The picture, which shows recognizable burns and scars, was displayed on EU cigarette packs alongside the message, “smoking clogs your arteries.”
But the man says he lost his leg as the result of a 1997 assault in Albania.
His lawyer is contacting the European Commission, which is responsible for the distribution of such images to EU cigarette packs, to find out what happened.
The commission normally uses pictures from a database, which are verified and published with the consent of the person featured.
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