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Graphic images 'to shock smokers'

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Message 1 - posted by Tettie-Hat, Aug 29, 2007

So then ...

... from 30th Sept 2008 graphic images are to be put on cigarette packs. They will replace the current written warnings and will include people wearing oxygen masks in hospital with the words "Smoking causes fatal lung cancer" and pictures of a foetus with the words "Smoking harms your baby".

Well that is all well and good, BUT ....

... suppose for one moment that a child should see these graphic images. Are they really suitable images for a child to see???

Will cigarettes have to be sold 'under the counter' so little eyes do not unwittingly fall upon the graphic images whilst buying sweeties at the newsagents?

Why should non-smokers be subjected to such imagery? Baring in mind a majority of us donít smoke!

Just think Ė in a few years time, itíll be the pubs and offies who will have to display similar graphic images to put drinkers off drinking. After all, Government health warnings are soon to be introduced to alcoholic drinks, not unlike the health warnings on the ciggie packets now!

Why donít they just ban the pair of them completely and be done with it!
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Message 2 - posted by U3220267, Aug 29, 2007

Easy..............don't buy fags!

And close your eyes when drinking!!!!
So then ...

... from 30th Sept 2008 graphic images are to be put on cigarette packs. They will replace the current written warnings and will include people wearing oxygen masks in hospital with the words "Smoking causes fatal lung cancer" and pictures of a foetus with the words "Smoking harms your baby".

Well that is all well and good, BUT ....

... suppose for one moment that a child should see these graphic images. Are they really suitable images for a child to see???

Will cigarettes have to be sold 'under the counter' so little eyes do not unwittingly fall upon the graphic images whilst buying sweeties at the newsagents?

Why should non-smokers be subjected to such imagery? Baring in mind a majority of us donít smoke!

Just think Ė in a few years time, itíll be the pubs and offies who will have to display similar graphic images to put drinkers off drinking. After all, Government health warnings are soon to be introduced to alcoholic drinks, not unlike the health warnings on the ciggie packets now!

Why donít they just ban the pair of them completely and be done with it!

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Message 3 - posted by U4357578, Aug 29, 2007

Where would the tax revenue shortfall be made up? Oh! That's right, the motorist.
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Message 4 - posted by Not_such_an_avid_reader, Aug 29, 2007

I guess extra tax on drinks will be substantial in 2008.
Stock up with your teabags now, I suggest.
Yours sincerely
Ernest (Retired) TWITs
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Message 5 - posted by Jupiler , Aug 29, 2007

It probably gives a run for the cigarette boxes baggies. And that will provide a new tv show: pimp up my cigarette box bag. They really need some bling bling!
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Message 6 - posted by Tettie-Hat, Aug 29, 2007

Pimp My Ciggie Case <laugh>

<laugh> Like it, Nat <ok>
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Message 7 - posted by U3220267, Aug 29, 2007

So let's have your opinion Tet!
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Message 8 - posted by Tettie-Hat, Aug 29, 2007

Rob**

I think this is a step too far! All these anti-smoking campaigns have probably cost the Government more money, than any revenue lost, had they have just decided to make it illegal to smoke - period.

As for drinking - I'm not sure I'd like to drink my Guinness from a glass, which adorned a picture of a pickled liver. Call me a girlie-girl, but I think that might put me off my pint!
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Message 9 - posted by Jupiler , Aug 29, 2007

I think a real smoker won't be shocked by those images. Every smoker knows it bad for health and all. Every smoker knows it's best to stop. Problem is the addiction and that it tastes goooooood!
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Message 10 - posted by patsy, Aug 29, 2007

~nat~
So what exactly is a 'real' smoker?

Is it someone in denial? <erm>

I think a real smoker won't be shocked by those images

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Message 11 - posted by Jupiler , Aug 29, 2007

Yes sorry, I mean the true addictive smokers. I know some people who only smoke at a party or when going out. They're not real smokers in my opinion. I wish I could smoke like that, then I'd start now!
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Message 12 - posted by U3220267, Aug 29, 2007

Patsy........a 'real smoker'?

What the hell are you talking about?

Get off the Pot and start driving!

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Message 13 - posted by Jupiler , Aug 29, 2007

Pasty, i don't get the in denial part. in denial for what?
~nat~
So what exactly is a 'real' smoker?

Is it someone in denial? <erm>


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Message 14 - posted by patsy, Aug 29, 2007

~nat~

In denial about giving up.......you know it makes sense. ;)

Pasty, i don't get the in denial part. in denial for what?

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Message 15 - posted by Jupiler , Aug 29, 2007

No need to be in denial for smokers. Or you smoke or you don't. You are a smoker or a non smoker.
Most smokers know it's not the best thing to do, smoking I mean. Most of them aren't mentally challenged. Some are though ;-)
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Message 16 - posted by goldstargaze, Aug 29, 2007

Did gaphic pictures reduce traffic accidents?
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Message 17 - posted by pompomwhiting, Aug 29, 2007

If graphic pictures worked they'd be no wars.

Pom still hasn't got over Private Ryan. And never could keep her eyes open during the history of the Roman Empire.
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Message 18 - posted by patsy, Aug 29, 2007

They would be more effective if they dared to show the real graphic ones:(

Did gaphic pictures reduce traffic accidents?

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Message 19 - posted by goldstargaze, Aug 29, 2007

It's ok Pom, Private Ryan was all sausages and jam x
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Message 20 - posted by pompomwhiting, Aug 29, 2007

Is that what they've used on the cigarette packets?
Pom easily fooled.

Bye the way. When will the help to reduce cancer people be campaigning to ban the use of aerosols in pub's smoking rooms?
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