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Posted: 4/6/2006 6:40:11 PM EDT
Do these annoy anyone else? They make me fume and I'm not even a smoker.
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 6:41:55 PM EDT
they're annoying and arrogant
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 6:44:09 PM EDT
Libtard proaganda for the sheeple!


Travis
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 6:44:12 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Napoleon_Tanerite:
they're annoying and arrogant



+87
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 6:45:59 PM EDT
i agree that they're annoying. however, i would surmise that if it weren't for anti-tobacco advertising, most americans would still think that smoking is harmless
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 6:47:27 PM EDT

Originally Posted By fossil_fuel:
i agree that they're annoying. however, i would surmise that if it weren't for anti-tobacco advertising, most americans would still think that smoking is harmless



i don't know if i agree with that, but i suppose some people might have thought that.
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 6:56:23 PM EDT
AJNTSA
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 6:56:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By rcoers:
Do these annoy anyone else? They make me fume and I'm not even a smoker.




You forget liberal socialists do not understand freedom of choice, accepting consequence, or free will.


They are bullshit purely. Though I do not smoke it makes me want to light a cigar the size of my arm in a smoke free business.
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 7:02:49 PM EDT
They make me want to start smoking.
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 7:11:04 PM EDT
If smoking tobacco was banned all of those assholes would probably go after guns. Let them gnaw on that bone if it keeps them occupied.
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 7:11:38 PM EDT
there was actually a thread about this not too long ago.


these ads are put out by the tabacco companies as is required by the government. they serve their purpose well... they piss people off. when i first started seeing those commecials, i went out and bought cigarettes even though i stopped smoking a while back. it was my sort of "fuck you" to the anti-smoking lobby. "don't fucking tell me what i can or can't do! i know they're bad for me, shut the fuck up"


yeah, they seriously pissed me off. just try to ignore them now...
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 7:11:45 PM EDT
I think their logic is that us huddled masses are too unintelligent to make decisions for ourselves and therefore are completely unaware that smoking cigarettes is harmful one's health.

I find it strange that they blame the tobacco companies for the evil of tobacco and not the demand...the users. Not that smoking cigarettes is evil...its just a bad idea.

I don't smoke. I don't think anyone else should smoke either. That being said, my biggest stock position is with MO, aka...Altria...aka...Phillip Morris. Like I said, I don't think people should smoke, but I know they will and I intend to capitalize on it. So far, it has worked out quite well. Decent gains, decent dividends.

I have been called a hypocrite because of this, but I really don't think I am.
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 7:12:02 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/6/2006 7:12:52 PM EDT by Greenhorn]

Originally Posted By fossil_fuel:
i agree that they're annoying. however, i would surmise that if it weren't for anti-tobacco advertising, most americans would still think that smoking is harmless




No, because everyone sees that it's BS, and they think, "Gosh, if these people have to exaggerate the ill effects of tobacco this much, it must not be bad at all."
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 7:17:39 PM EDT

Originally Posted By chips:
there was actually a thread about this not too long ago.
these ads are put out by the tabacco companies as is required by the government. ...



Holy shit. You are kidding me.

What a brilliant advertising move by the tobacco industry. Piss people off with militant anti-smoking ads...to drive people to buy MORE of their product in a effort to say "fuck you."


Perhaps us huddled masses REALLY ARE that stupid. Well, it hasn't worked on me...but has worked for my portfolio.

Link Posted: 4/6/2006 7:19:20 PM EDT

Originally Posted By fossil_fuel:
i agree that they're annoying. however, i would surmise that if it weren't for anti-tobacco advertising, most americans would still think that smoking is harmless



Maybe so, except for the VERY clear warning on every pack of cigarettes for the last thirty years!!!

Jeez, when will people begin to take responsibility for their actions??
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 7:20:55 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Greenhorn:

Originally Posted By fossil_fuel:
i agree that they're annoying. however, i would surmise that if it weren't for anti-tobacco advertising, most americans would still think that smoking is harmless




No, because everyone sees that it's BS, and they think, "Gosh, if these people have to exaggerate the ill effects of tobacco this much, it must not be bad at all."



that may be so. i haven't seen these particular commercials myself. are they of the "reefer madness" sort, except for tobacco?
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 2:26:28 PM EDT
I had a poll on this topic a few months ago...they seemed to be universally hated, even among people who never smoked in their lives.
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 2:36:19 PM EDT
What I hate are those uber-phony "Foundation for a Better Life" commercials.

Link Posted: 4/7/2006 2:38:41 PM EDT
I don't know what I hate worse, the "truth" commercials, or the health info commercials by phillip morris. Phillip morris wants to help people quit smoking, WELL WHY NOT QUIT PRODUCING YOUR PRODUCT!!!.
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 2:50:27 PM EDT
They are propaganda pure and simple. I’ve never smoked and I agree with their message. Doesn’t matter though, its still propaganda. And propaganda makes me sick…

Maybe someone should do a “Truth” commercial about how many people have been killed by propaganda over the years.
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 2:55:04 PM EDT

Originally Posted By fossil_fuel:
i agree that they're annoying. however, i would surmise that if it weren't for anti-tobacco advertising, most americans would still think that smoking is harmless



Only the ones too stupid to live
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 3:00:06 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/7/2006 3:02:41 PM EDT by muddydog]
i dont see any libtard..socialistic...issues with them at all.
hell i applaud them, especially as a healthcare professional.

if anything they stand up to a MACHINE...that for decades has tweaked people into a habit forming carcinogenic mass.

for once..the "truth" about these companies and the manipulation of tobacoo and "coolness" factor of celebrities.

the masses have been played...to the max..died horrible deaths..and tobacco companies got filthy stinking rich on death and sadness.

kudos..to them if one kid is smart enough to listen..
adults on the other hand are usually to dense to realize it all.

tobacco companies targeting 12 and 13 year olds..is beyond accountability for actions..
companies have to replace the ones who died..or have gotten too sick to buff a butt.



Link Posted: 4/7/2006 3:06:05 PM EDT
America, where the govt. conspires with low-life, scum sucking parasites and greedy "victims of big business" to line both their pockets with billions of dollars stolen from owners and investors while forcing the makers of a legal product to persuade people not to buy it.

And we think these same politicians are going to stand up for our gun rights? Against illegal immigration? For lower taxes? Good God, how stupid have we gotten!
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 4:15:04 PM EDT
Very damn annoying to me.
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 6:05:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By gitarmac:
I don't know what I hate worse, the "truth" commercials, or the health info commercials by phillip morris. Phillip morris wants to help people quit smoking, WELL WHY NOT QUIT PRODUCING YOUR PRODUCT!!!.



They may love it if you stop smoking, but they love the rich, smooth smell of FAT CASH MONEY even more.
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 6:44:06 PM EDT

Originally Posted By gitarmac:
I don't know what I hate worse, the "truth" commercials, or the health info commercials by phillip morris. Phillip morris wants to help people quit smoking, WELL WHY NOT QUIT PRODUCING YOUR PRODUCT!!!.



Maybe if the federal government wants people to stop smoking it should stop subsidizing tobacco farmers.
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