Thu May 31, 2012, 04:25 PM
Lars77 (3,032 posts)
Tobacco firms 'foiling anti-smoking drives'
Countries around the world are marking the United Nations' Global Day Against Tobacco.
Despite strict controls in many countries on the sale and advertising of tobacco products, sales continue to remain strong, and share prices continue to rise.
The World Health Organisation says that while there have been successes in forcing tobacco companies to conform to health warning regulations, those companies are now undermining anti-smoking campaigns.
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Tobacco firms 'foiling anti-smoking drives' (Original post)
Response to virgogal (Reply #5)
Fri Jun 1, 2012, 12:35 AM
onehandle (35,998 posts)
6. Or at 48. Like my father.
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A lot more people die at a younger age due to the added degradation that smoking causes. Cancer is a tiny portion of the deaths.
The 'the years you lose at an advanced age that suck anyway' is just another creation of the insidious tobacco industry.
Toddlers die due to being exposed to smoking. All age groups do.
Response to Lars77 (Original post)
Thu May 31, 2012, 04:37 PM
MrSlayer (21,569 posts)
2. Nobody makes you smoke.
I only quit because it's just too expensive anymore. I don't really miss it, it's always been a take it or leave it thing for me.