The device was tested on women between the ages of 16-24, one of the groups that still has high smoking rates. The volunteers thought the message about fertility was 'hard-hitting' and 'off-putting' and 16 and 17-year-olds in particular said it would make them think about quitting. Others said it may make them consider cutting down or quitting – because they would find it so annoying. One woman said: 'Some people would maybe say I need to pack that in because the packets are doing my nut in'.”
And if your children's new minders don't like you smoking, you might get them taken away from you.