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Posted: 1/26/2006 6:52:27 PM EDT
These commercials have been on the tv for years, and are now on the radio.

A bunch of 20 something hipsters telling everybody how evil the tobacco companies are and they're plotting to kill you, me, and everybody else.

Have you seen them? Do they make you hate the tobacco companies? Or do they just make you want to smack the crap out of the idiots on the commercials?

IBTP!

Link Posted: 1/26/2006 6:54:46 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/26/2006 7:22:40 PM EDT by fst96ss]
Those comercials piss me off. It makes me want to smoke more in the hopes that those assholes will die from my second hand smoke.

Hell, I even started dippin' again....Now I rotate between smokes and chew.
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 6:56:26 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/26/2006 6:57:42 PM EDT by Gravity_Tester]

Originally Posted By fst96ss:
Those comercials piss me off. It makes me want to smoke more in the hopes that those assholes will die from my second hand smoke.



+1

I used to smoke because I liked it. Now I smoke because I like it and to fuck with non-smokers.
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 6:57:33 PM EDT
Bunch of annoying asshats they must be liberals. I seriously loath those ads and I'm a non-smoker
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 6:57:36 PM EDT
I bet you a nickel that many of those twenty-something actors in the commercials smoke cigarettes.
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 6:59:22 PM EDT
i quit smoking a while back, but those commercials motivated me to go buy a pack of cigarettes.


it's bullshit propaganda, and it seriously pisses me off to see those commercials.
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 7:00:51 PM EDT
I dont smoke, and never have, and those commercials even piss me off.
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 7:01:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By adair_usmc:
I dont smoke, and never have, and those commercials even piss me off.



+1
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 7:02:33 PM EDT
Rabid anti-smokers, just like animal rights people, and anti-gun people, only make me smoke more, eat more red meat (esp. veal), and buy more guns and ammo.

I'm an adult - leave me alone!
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 7:03:59 PM EDT
I'm a smoker. I hate those asshats. I know the shit is bad for me, I don't need those fucktards telling me.
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 7:04:01 PM EDT

Originally Posted By adair_usmc:
I dont smoke, and never have, and those commercials even piss me off.



Ditto.

I have no problem with smokers. And I have no problem with smokers smoking in a resturaunt as long as they are segregated.

Those "guy on the street" scenes have got to be BS. Most New Yorkers would be flipping them off and telling them to stfu.
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 7:04:39 PM EDT
Every time I start to quit I see one of these comercials and realize I cant quit as it would somehow be a victory for these retards.
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 7:05:20 PM EDT
Stop watching your TV...Exercise instead...Studies show it'll add years to your life.
Problem solved.

Link Posted: 1/26/2006 7:06:15 PM EDT

Originally Posted By cnorton:

Originally Posted By adair_usmc:
I dont smoke, and never have, and those commercials even piss me off.



+1



It seems as though hatred for these ads is nearly universal.
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 7:07:11 PM EDT
Yea, its the tabacco companies fault that some fucking crack head bitch smoking in the house with her babies. These Truth guys are actually worse then smokers themselves! At least smokers admit they are addicted. These asshats just want lay blame elsewhere.

Step up and take responsibility for your actions. Its that simple.
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 7:10:54 PM EDT
Preachy, self-righteous, simplistic and smug - In other words, probably written by Move On/Code Pink members.
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 7:14:20 PM EDT
Propaganda.
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 7:38:54 PM EDT
I’m a non-smoker.

My opinion of smokers and cig companies never changed.

They both stink.
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 7:49:16 PM EDT
I dont smoke, and never have, and those commercials are just telling the truth.

BigDozer66
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 8:01:48 PM EDT
The whole issue disgusts me.

There's no way anybody who smokes can believably say they didn't know it was bad for them before the truth ads were aired.

And yet, the government compels the tobacco companies to advertise against themselves. Yes, they're the ones who fund, produce, and air them.

And of course, the companies did what they could do in that situation, which is to carefully make the most annoying anti-ads that filled the legal requirement they were hit with.

The whole thing is a big ugly mess, and nobody comes out right of it.
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 8:03:19 PM EDT
I rarely smoke, usually only cigars on an occasion, but I hate those ads and I make me almost want to start smoking just to spite them. But I'm smarter than to just waste my money and health on cigarettes, but I hate those ads. Companies have every right to sell drugs, and people have every right to put whatever they want in thier own bodies.
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 8:03:25 PM EDT
Eat your veggies, take your vitamins, and smoke all you want. That's what I say.
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 8:04:09 PM EDT
They make me want to take up smoking again. The only thing more idiotic than those stupid commercials would be to take up smoking again.
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 8:06:19 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/26/2006 8:11:31 PM EDT by Mr-H]
I think they're alright commercials. I haven't heard anyting I know to be untrue from them.
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 8:06:26 PM EDT
They just annoy me. Most of their commercials don't even make sense.
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 8:29:30 PM EDT
door number 3. hell how fucked-up is it that those comercials are put out by tobacco companies; they are basicaly a parody.
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 3:21:51 AM EDT
I'm a non-smoker.

Those ads annoy me. They are a bunch of condescending, paternalistic busy bodies.

Link Posted: 1/27/2006 3:28:35 AM EDT
I hate the ads, but I did quit smoking. Those retarded ads had nothing to do with it. My main influence was pure greed - Mo Money!!!

Today makes 27 days.....
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 5:57:01 AM EDT
I think the adds are stupid, and I seriously doubt that they have a real impact on anyone.

I also think it is seriously fucked up that tobacco companies have to pay for them.
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 6:02:12 AM EDT

Originally Posted By adair_usmc:
I dont smoke, and never have, and those commercials even piss me off.

yup. I actually want to start smokin just to spite them
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 6:04:20 AM EDT
Anti-smoking science is discrediting real science.
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 6:06:11 AM EDT

Originally Posted By bastiat:
These commercials have been on the tv for years, and are now on the radio.

A bunch of 20 something hipsters telling everybody how evil the tobacco companies are and they're plotting to kill you, me, and everybody else.

Have you seen them? Do they make you hate the tobacco companies? Or do they just make you want to smack the crap out of the idiots on the commercials?

IBTP!




The tobacco companies have never impressed me with their forthrightness and upstanding nature.

I always thought they were scuzzbuckets.

Still, the "Truth" adds are just plain stupid.
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 6:06:16 AM EDT

Originally Posted By gus:
I hate the ads, but I did quit smoking. Those retarded ads had nothing to do with it. My main influence was pure greed - Mo Money!!!

Today makes 27 days.....



Congrats Gus!

BigDozer66
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 6:07:58 AM EDT
Those assholes need to realize that everyone already knows that smoking is bad for you (Hell, they knew it when I was a KID!). All they're doing now is being loud and obnoxious for no good reason.

But hey, that's what liberals do....
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 6:13:33 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/27/2006 6:16:00 AM EDT by Katana16j]
Actually those ads are paid for by the Tobacco companies as part of a lawsuit settlement.

I have to give them kudo's for thier brilliance, really theyre just damn good at making people want to smoke.

Before I knew that these were made by the tobacco companies the ads made me want to start smoking to spite those hippy assholes, and now that I do know that the tobacco companies put them out it only makes me want to pick up a pack MORE just out of sheer respect for the pure ruthlessness.
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 6:19:59 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Gravity_Tester:

Originally Posted By fst96ss:
Those comercials piss me off. It makes me want to smoke more in the hopes that those assholes will die from my second hand smoke.



+1

I used to smoke because I liked it. Now I smoke because I like it and to fuck with non-smokers.



+1
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 6:25:16 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 1Andy2:
Those "guy on the street" scenes have got to be BS. Most New Yorkers would be flipping them off and telling them to stfu.



Oh, they're the real deal. I was working in San Francisco when they had the toy babys - hundreds of them - crawling around Market street. I saw it with my own eyes. These people are nuts.

Like animal rights and environmental activists, they are socialists who appeal to a common emotion to advance a hidden agenda. They hate corporations more than they hate cigarettes.
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 6:44:38 AM EDT
I hate 'em, too. Just remember, WE aren't the ones they are targeting.

They are trying to brainwash the young, impressionable folks by beating it into them. Notice how you don't even pay attention to it after a while. You've seen it so many times that you don't even have to look at it to know what it's about.

If you think you're pissed off now, just wait 'til the anti-gun people come up with their own version of them.
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 12:48:23 PM EDT

Originally Posted By -Absolut-:

Originally Posted By adair_usmc:
I dont smoke, and never have, and those commercials even piss me off.

yup. I actually want to start smokin just to spite them



+1 & then some.
Generally, the only time I have ever smoked is 1 cigarette on the 3rd thursday of November...the day of The Great American Smokeout, the American Cancer Society promoted "quit smoking for 1 day" event. Don't care for the taste/smell of it but my FU contrariness gets the better of me when finger wagging self righteous scolds are involved.
The "Truth" commercials make me want to chain smoke a whole carton of unfiltered Luckies & put them out in the eyes of the soap dodging hippie assholes from the ads.
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 12:51:33 PM EDT
How am I supposed to start smoking when I keep seeing these stupid ads telling me how lame smoking is?
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 1:44:56 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SubnetMask:

Originally Posted By 1Andy2:
Those "guy on the street" scenes have got to be BS. Most New Yorkers would be flipping them off and telling them to stfu.



Oh, they're the real deal. I was working in San Francisco when they had the toy babys - hundreds of them - crawling around Market street. I saw it with my own eyes. These people are nuts.

Like animal rights and environmental activists, they are socialists who appeal to a common emotion to advance a hidden agenda. They hate corporations more than they hate cigarettes.


Groups of people screaming at buildings in San Francisco is common practice anyway.
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 1:52:33 PM EDT
There was an episode of South Park where the boys took up smoking in retaliation for a dumb anti-smoking event held at their school. Troy & Matt got it right again.

I'm not a smoker and I avoid being around smokers, especially in poorly-ventilated areas. That being said, I can't stand those commercials. Others in this thread have already said it-they are anti-American, anti-capitalist, etc. etc.

You can bet those same dorky kids are smoking dope and going to clubs, standing there with that "Duh, look at me, I have a beer" expression on their faces.

And yeah, we can probably expect more commercials slamming anything constitutional and pro-American/pro-freedom.

Scott

Link Posted: 1/27/2006 2:32:23 PM EDT
I have seen them, but honestly...these fools probably go out and have a couple beers after a hard day's photo shoot. I chose to smoke, and it's not their fault that I do. They make it seem like the tobacco compaines are out there trying forcing a smoke down every man, woman and child's throat.
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 2:49:40 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/27/2006 3:01:49 PM EDT by No_Expert]

Originally Posted By adair_usmc:
I dont smoke, and never have, and those commercials even piss me off.



Me too. They are the ultimate in "nanny-state mentality"

I never understood how taxing the cigs more (or liquor...or any "Sin tax") which is supposed to discourage buyng the product, AND raise money supposedly to be used to fight the problems caused by the products. I'd like to see the books where all the tax from cigs are being given to hospitals and such. I'd bet it ain't happening.

No Expert

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Link Posted: 1/27/2006 3:13:08 PM EDT
I think those commercials are great. Like the Butt Out kids on South Park
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