'I hate smoking' - John Terry left fuming as cigarette company uses his image

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John Terry has been left furious that an Indian cigarette company has used a likeness of him as a health warning on their cartons.

Gold Flake have used what appears to be an image of the former England international captain to depict a smoker whose lungs have filled with disease on the front of their packaging. Below the image are the words ‘Smoking Kills’.

Terry cigarettes
Terry cigarettes

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It provoked an angry response from the veteran Aston Villa player, who posted on his Instagram feed: “Disgusting from this company Gold Flake using my image on their cigarettes. I hate smoking!!!”

Terry is currently plying his trade in the Championship with the Villans after spending 19 years at Chelsea, where he became an icon of the club, scooping a vast array of silverware, including the 2012 Champions League, five Premier League titles and five FA Cups.

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