Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Nooo! Really????

U.S. Cigarette Pack Warnings Ineffective: Study

Last updated in 1984, pack labels need larger type, graphic images to dissuade consumers

I have to give credit where credit is due. This article discusses the most absurdly obvious study that I've seen in a while. Now they are saying that drawing pictures for us might help.

Are these people unaware that smokers KNOW the dangers by now?? I don't smoke anymore, but when I did I knew exactly what I was doing, but I just didn't give a flying fuck. Pictures would not deter me anymore than the current warning labels did.

Another example of scientists/goverment/everybody who is not us, thinking that we are too stupid for our own good...

PICTURES??? Come on now.

I do confess to being fascinated with the Canadian warning labels a few years back. A friend from Canada came to visit and her cigarette pack had a picture of a limp cigarette with the warning that smoking causes impotence. That one made me giggle.

1 comment:

Crankster said...

Personally, I always smoked the ones that warning about low fetal birth weight. Really, how bad could that be? It's not like I can get pregnant, anyway!