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    Smoking kills

    and so do government warnings that size ... the ROI that is.
    Wonder why any cigarette manufacturer would bother advertising in Austria where this ad has been snap shot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by firetown View Post
    Wonder why any cigarette manufacturer would bother advertising in Austria where this ad has been snap shot.
    They probably wouldn't if they weren't selling cigarettes there.

    There's also the factor of danger being attractive.

    People have died skydiving, mountain climbing, surfing, and any number of activities.

    Skateboarding is not perfectly harmless; far from it.

    Quite frankly, the cigarette manufacturers would probably do well to advertise their product as dangerous. I can't quite imagine someone on a skateboard darting through traffic and slamming, for the umpteenth time, into a solid concrete sidewalk, thinking that they dare not smoke as it could be hazardous to them.

    Smoking has been on a continual decrease, though I think the numbers are exaggerated, with people becoming more health conscious. Thank god that, while finishing off a big mac walking across a busy parking lot filled with fume spewing autos, they didn't inhale any cigarette smoke.

    If sales are going to drop from paranoid people who are supposedly health conscious, perhaps a better market would be thrill seekers who are danger conscious; now they can light up every day, and every day they have defeated death.

    Of course, every day I eat my own cooking I've defeated death.

  3. I've been to some countries where they print pictures of cancerous lungs and other stomach-churning images on packs of cigarettes.

    No one cares, because cigarettes give them what they want/need right now. The consequences are far off in some potential future that may or may not happen.

    It's like me and donuts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Will.Spencer View Post
    I've been to some countries where they print pictures of cancerous lungs and other stomach-churning images on packs of cigarettes.
    Let me guess: Panama
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  5. Quote Originally Posted by firetown View Post
    Let me guess: Panama
    Your guess is as good as mine! The last dozen countries sort of blend together in my head into one generic warm place.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Will.Spencer View Post
    I've been to some countries where they print pictures of cancerous lungs and other stomach-churning images on packs of cigarettes.
    Yeah they have them in New Zealand from the ones i have seen they look pretty disgusting and they have banned smoking in the pubs

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    I actually support these warnings as it's a good idea for people to know the effects of what they're consuming. There are many documented short term effects as well, like shortness of breath, paralysis of the cilia, weakened immune system, dental & other oral problems & interference with sleep.
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    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3138/...g?v=1214490284 these are some i found on Google from nz

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    Those new images are icky. I wish mum'd stop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charles View Post
    Those new images are icky. I wish mum'd stop.
    I bet. My daughter is 3 years younger than you and everytime I see her she says "Geesh, you are STILL smoking?"
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