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ThirdEye Donating Member (45 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-21-11 10:49 AM
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18. This is ridiculous
Edited on Tue Jun-21-11 10:50 AM by ThirdEye
I find smoking repulsive but I think this is over the top.

It reminds me of the constant stream of anti-smoking ads on TV. They always make me wonder, "why is *not* smoking something I have to hear about and think about every single day? Since when was *not* smoking something I have to reaffirm regularly?"

There are so many other places we could divert some of that effort and money towards: how to eat healthy, how to identify over-processed foods, promoting the importance of voting, teaching kids how to think critically and see through marketing, making it cool to be "into politics", understanding how our government runs, warning about the environmental affects of product packaging, etc etc.
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  -FDA reveals bigger, graphic warning labels for cigarette packages onehandle  Jun-21-11 07:27 AM   #0 
  - ...  Ian David   Jun-21-11 07:40 AM   #1 
  - FDA should worry about food safety. Everyone knows that..  Little Star   Jun-21-11 07:52 AM   #2 
  - Everyone knows because of the government warnings  FLPanhandle   Jun-21-11 08:21 AM   #3 
  - If they're going to have gruesome pictures...  mwooldri   Jun-21-11 08:26 AM   #4 
  - Then fast food junkies should have pics like this on every bag of French fries  eowyn_of_rohan   Jun-21-11 01:27 PM   #34 
     - Do you think French fries are addictive? I don't, but then, I don't eat them.  JDPriestly   Jun-21-11 03:56 PM   #46 
  - Probably.....yes.....  backtomn   Jun-21-11 02:09 PM   #40 
  - Talk about stating the obvious.  savannah43   Jun-21-11 09:46 AM   #13 
  - "Knowing" and remembering are two different things.  JDPriestly   Jun-21-11 04:03 PM   #49 
  - "A conscious decision?" Maybe they're just addicted!  LongTomH   Jun-23-11 04:08 PM   #75 
  - Many people are in denial that cigarettes kill and Republicans kill. nt  valerief   Jun-21-11 10:30 AM   #15 
  - Then those who drink alcohol should have pics like this on every beer bottle label  eowyn_of_rohan   Jun-21-11 01:28 PM   #35 
     - True. People have no idea how much harm and poverty alcohol causes in our society.  JDPriestly   Jun-21-11 03:58 PM   #47 
  - Like the losers who continue to smoke are going to care about that. nt  BlueIris   Jun-21-11 08:27 AM   #5 
  - I wouldn't call them losers  LynneSin   Jun-21-11 08:53 AM   #7 
  - I am not by any means a loser.  RebelOne   Jun-21-11 09:15 AM   #11 
  - My coworker has a mother who is 80 years old and smokes  LynneSin   Jun-21-11 09:31 AM   #12 
     - I used to work in a Nursing Home  HockeyMom   Jun-21-11 02:09 PM   #41 
        - It's funny how random smoking related illnesses can be  LynneSin   Jun-21-11 03:37 PM   #44 
        - The only danger is second-hand smoke to others around them.  JDPriestly   Jun-21-11 04:00 PM   #48 
           - They should do a study  HockeyMom   Jun-21-11 04:11 PM   #51 
              - Instead of "It's never too late," they should say, "It's never too early."  JDPriestly   Jun-21-11 04:19 PM   #53 
  - Compassion and support are definitely more helpful than namecalling.  woo me with science   Jun-21-11 12:21 PM   #29 
  - Indeed it is...  BadtotheboneBob   Jun-21-11 01:32 PM   #36 
  - These pictures may help motivate people to stop.  JDPriestly   Jun-21-11 04:04 PM   #50 
  - I don't believe it is designed to get many to quit, but to keep kids/people from starting..  Bandit   Jun-21-11 11:55 AM   #25 
  - What habits do you have BluePrincess  snooper2   Jun-21-11 12:36 PM   #33 
  - Well good morning Mr. Perfect! nt.  Hosnon   Jun-22-11 10:40 AM   #59 
  - Being overweight and not exercising is also terrible for ones health  WatsonT   Jun-23-11 09:07 AM   #72 
  - My mother used to smoke moderately & lived with a chain smoker - now she has Alzheimer's  wordpix   Jun-21-11 08:37 AM   #6 
  - Yuk. The cigarette case industry will be happy.  Kablooie   Jun-21-11 08:56 AM   #8 
  - Who in the HELL can afford an entire pack of cigarettes now?  Hubert Flottz   Jun-21-11 08:58 AM   #9 
  - +1000  valerief   Jun-21-11 10:31 AM   #16 
  - How soon before the Supreme Court overturns this? nt  HomerRamone   Jun-21-11 09:04 AM   #10 
  - With all these dire warnings why are cigarettes still legal?  nonperson   Jun-21-11 10:16 AM   #14 
  - Cigarettes make rich people richer, the most important thing in the world. nt  valerief   Jun-21-11 10:31 AM   #17 
  - Perhaps even more importantly...  ThirdEye   Jun-21-11 10:51 AM   #19 
     - Cigarettes are legal. Rich people get rich off them. Tobacco, chemicals, packaging, delivery,  valerief   Jun-21-11 02:34 PM   #42 
  - Prohibition of tobacco would not work. We found that out when we tried to prohibit alcohol and  totodeinhere   Jun-22-11 11:45 PM   #67 
  - This is ridiculous  ThirdEye   Jun-21-11 10:49 AM   #18 
  - Despite a low smoking rate and widespread obesity...  Deep13   Jun-22-11 10:30 AM   #57 
     - Heart disease is the leading cause of death in this country  WatsonT   Jun-23-11 09:09 AM   #73 
        - Smoking causes heart disease...  Deep13   Jun-23-11 04:27 PM   #76 
           - By sheer numbers obesity is the greater threat  WatsonT   Jun-23-11 04:42 PM   #77 
              - Well, banish junk food ads from TV and it will. nt  Deep13   Jun-23-11 07:49 PM   #78 
  - Ugh. I'm hugely anti-smoking (or at least, anywhere around me!),  iris27   Jun-21-11 10:59 AM   #20 
  - Question...  SOS   Jun-21-11 11:01 AM   #21 
  - They've had these kind of labels in Canada for years.  geardaddy   Jun-21-11 11:07 AM   #22 
  - That's fine but  bigwillq   Jun-21-11 11:09 AM   #23 
  - Don't forget needless wars for empire! (graphic)  KansDem   Jun-21-11 12:06 PM   #26 
     - +10000000! exactly!  FirstLight   Jun-21-11 12:24 PM   #31 
     - This  krabigirl   Jun-22-11 11:21 AM   #63 
  - I don't know about this.  LetTimmySmoke   Jun-21-11 11:25 AM   #24 
  - Wait wait wait wait wait....Cigarettes are bad for you????  joeglow3   Jun-21-11 12:15 PM   #27 
  - I'd like to see pics like that on BOMBS & Drones...  FirstLight   Jun-21-11 12:20 PM   #28 
  - OMG even more regulation will be next  DreamSmoker   Jun-21-11 12:21 PM   #30 
  - Awesome Pics.  thatatheistgirl   Jun-21-11 12:33 PM   #32 
  - Tobacco companies are making a bigger killing in Asia  Auggie   Jun-21-11 01:38 PM   #37 
  - They said in Indonesia, they start kids smoking at a very young age  LynneSin   Jun-21-11 03:41 PM   #45 
     - In the US, smokers start at 13, on average. No one ever started after  plumbob   Jun-22-11 10:40 AM   #60 
        - As an overweight person - I even think some foods should be taxed  LynneSin   Jun-22-11 11:20 AM   #62 
           - That would be unfair to people like me who eat fast food and junk food in moderation and are not  totodeinhere   Jun-22-11 11:49 PM   #68 
           - I don't think so  Oasis_   Jun-23-11 02:08 AM   #70 
              - When personal decisions lead to public costs, the public is entitled  plumbob   Jun-23-11 09:19 AM   #74 
  - Advertising is about persuading, not informing.  Deep13   Jun-21-11 01:53 PM   #38 
  - That's fine, but while they're at it, I would also like to see warnings posted on  Arkansas Granny   Jun-21-11 02:01 PM   #39 
  - Agreed. nt  Deep13   Jun-22-11 10:26 AM   #56 
  - Agreed, but at least having warnings on tobacco products is a step in the right direction. n/t  totodeinhere   Jun-22-11 11:50 PM   #69 
     - I agree. There should be a billboard outside of  DeadEyeDyck   Jun-23-11 08:58 PM   #79 
  - By all means I oppose smoking  Ter   Jun-21-11 02:38 PM   #43 
  - lol - Thank you! -nt  eowyn_of_rohan   Jun-21-11 06:24 PM   #55 
  - Advertising is for persuasion, not information.  Deep13   Jun-22-11 10:32 AM   #58 
  - Garbage Pail Kids  HockeyMom   Jun-21-11 04:13 PM   #52 
  - A waste of time and money...  John Paul Jones   Jun-21-11 05:02 PM   #54 
  - Excellent. nt.  Hosnon   Jun-22-11 10:41 AM   #61 
  - Wouldn't have stopped me as a teen.  krabigirl   Jun-22-11 11:22 AM   #64 
  - This Government knows better  DreamSmoker   Jun-22-11 12:10 PM   #65 
  - Not graphic enough, try these:  Devil_Fish   Jun-22-11 11:21 PM   #66 
  - I agree & if people don't like it, too bad, it's reality  wordpix   Jun-24-11 08:17 AM   #82 
  - I think this will be the last little emphasis needed to convince people that cigarettes are bad  WatsonT   Jun-23-11 09:06 AM   #71 
  - Looks like typical cig packs in Canada  Canuckistanian   Jun-23-11 09:04 PM   #80 
  - Cool, new things to collect. I hope I get the autopsy one first.  justiceischeap   Jun-23-11 09:16 PM   #81 
  - right now some company is developing plastic sleeves  Mosby   Jun-24-11 03:47 PM   #83 

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