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(Newsday)   Starting Aug. 1, cigarette labels in Egypt will be required to carry images of the effects of smoking: a dying man in an oxygen mask, a coughing child and a limp cigarette symbolizing impotence   (newsday.com) divider line 91
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2008-06-18 07:21:52 PM  
I personally like the limp cigarette one. Vivid. Nicely done, Egypt.
 
2008-06-18 07:45:29 PM  
aletdogsvote: I personally like the limp cigarette one. Vivid. Nicely done, Egypt.

already have that here. have for a while.
 
2008-06-18 07:46:35 PM  
img88.imageshack.us

Why does Fark keep throwing away my ImageShack pictures..?!
 
2008-06-18 07:53:44 PM  
So, nothing worse than you can see on pretty much any street in Egypt, then.
 
2008-06-18 07:54:05 PM  
Bill_Wick's_Friend

WTF? Peter Jackson brand cigarettes?

He's eeeeevil, I tell you!
 
2008-06-18 07:55:00 PM  
Nothing a little Enzyte doesn't solve.

I'd know, and I'm getting a kick out of these replies.
 
2008-06-18 07:56:36 PM  
They should put a picture of an ugly fat chick you don't know waking up next to you on bottles of beer.
 
2008-06-18 07:56:41 PM  
As a smoker who's been to Egypt, I would say that the words "Egyptian Cigarettes" would suffice.
 
2008-06-18 07:56:51 PM  
Sounds good to me, it will give me somethign to laugh at while I smoke!

Can we get fat people stuck to their toilet seats pictures on our candy bars next?
 
2008-06-18 07:57:00 PM  
www.monstersinmotion.com

Sometimes a staff is just a staff.
 
2008-06-18 07:57:20 PM  
you can put whatever you want on the pack.. smokers are still going to buy them.. the pack could have a skull and 2 bones on it with the caption "DEATH" and it will still sell.

/bill hicks
 
2008-06-18 07:57:20 PM  
www.wallabydown.com


nope, no fear mongering here. none at all
 
2008-06-18 07:57:32 PM  
A girl spreading her legs?

/so the adage goes anyway
 
2008-06-18 07:57:58 PM  
daveydave: They should put a picture of an ugly fat chick you don't know waking up next to you on bottles of beer.

Isn't alcohol banned in Egypt? I'd assume they'd put a fiery demon on there instead. Might even inspire some Brotherhood arsonists.
 
2008-06-18 07:58:06 PM  
I'm pretty sure you could put a picture of a nuclear bomb being detonated on the side of a pack of smokes with "WARNING: This is what happens to your respiratory system while inhaling the very contents of this package", and it wouldn't make an ounce of difference.

/or some grams, whatever the fark they use over in Africa
 
2008-06-18 07:58:13 PM  
We've had these in Canadia forever.

I work at a convenience store and people are constantly telling me they don't want one with the "gross teeth picture" or they are trying to collect the whole set.
 
2008-06-18 07:58:54 PM  
egypt, australia would like a word with you (new window), as would canadia (new window) and brazil (new window) to let you know you're doing it wrong
 
2008-06-18 07:58:57 PM  
Well played - I see your limp cigarette and raise you... well, I guess I won't be raising anything.
 
2008-06-18 07:59:10 PM  
www.yourlastcigarette.co.uk
 
2008-06-18 07:59:35 PM  
Don't smoke.

blog.sethgoldstein.com
 
2008-06-18 07:59:40 PM  
caloutlawz: you can put whatever you want on the pack.. smokers are still going to buy them.. the pack could have a skull and 2 bones on it with the caption "DEATH" and it will still sell.

/bill hicks


Isn't that from a Dennis Leary routine? No Cure For Cancer Anyone?
 
2008-06-18 07:59:57 PM  
I was in Egypt last summer and there were discarded packs of Cleopatra cigs everywhere.
 
2008-06-18 08:00:05 PM  
I dunno, sounds good to me

/wishes they'd add a man drowning in ciggarette butts.
//damn smokers litter them everywhere
///Checks sarcasm meter, nope no Farkers would _ever_ do that...
 
2008-06-18 08:00:11 PM  
I heard that they were thinking about putting pictures of beheadings on all alcohol, cigarettes, and porn in Iraq.

/DNRTFA
 
2008-06-18 08:01:02 PM  
img.photobucket.com

Unavailable for comment.
 
2008-06-18 08:02:23 PM  
SpectreJCB: caloutlawz: you can put whatever you want on the pack.. smokers are still going to buy them.. the pack could have a skull and 2 bones on it with the caption "DEATH" and it will still sell.

/bill hicks

Isn't that from a Dennis Leary routine? No Cure For Cancer Anyone?


maybe it was now that i think about it.. i just remember bill hicks doing a thing on this too.. his was about the warnings on the packs but i thought i remembered him saying something along those lines
 
2008-06-18 08:03:06 PM  
www.filmmonthly.com
 
2008-06-18 08:03:12 PM  
a.abcnews.com

/you know she wants it.
//bad.
 
2008-06-18 08:03:35 PM  
"It doesn't matter how big the warnings are. You could have cigarettes that were *called* the warnings. You could have cigarettes that came in a black pack, with a skull and a crossbone on the front, called 'Tumors,' and smokers would be lined up around the block: 'I can't wait to get my hands on these farkin things; I bet you get a tumor as soon as you light up...'"

That's the Denis Leary quote.
 
2008-06-18 08:04:07 PM  
Apparently smoking doesn't affect all Egyptians the same...

www2.worldvillage.com
 
2008-06-18 08:04:27 PM  
white pu**y business men sucking on a big brown dick

/not even remotely obscure
 
2008-06-18 08:05:57 PM  
edition.cnn.com
 
2008-06-18 08:06:07 PM  
I heard that cigarette sales went up after they did this in Canada. Anyone know if that's true?
 
2008-06-18 08:06:48 PM  
God damn conservatives, I LIKE smoking. I don't need your approval or judgment.
 
2008-06-18 08:07:35 PM  
img502.imageshack.us

Impotence?


/obscure?
//thanks Shack
 
2008-06-18 08:07:43 PM  
Now, see, this is the wrong approach. The companies will just say "This is what will happen if you DON'T smoke". They should just put pictures of cancer on em, like in China.
 
2008-06-18 08:07:45 PM  
What about labels that show the positive effects of smoking?

-Mosquito repellent
-Scaring away Nancies that think that they'll live forever
-Quick way to look older than you actually are.
 
2008-06-18 08:09:10 PM  
 
2008-06-18 08:09:19 PM  
i45.photobucket.com
 
2008-06-18 08:09:50 PM  
How is this not a photoshop contest?
 
2008-06-18 08:10:34 PM  
DipsomaniacDawg: I heard that cigarette sales went up after they did this in Canada. Anyone know if that's true?


I use to smoke Marlboros but whenever I went to Canada I would buy DuMariers (sp) because of the pictures...
 
2008-06-18 08:10:48 PM  
Tirgoviste: We've had these in Canadia forever.

I work at a convenience store and people are constantly telling me they don't want one with the "gross teeth picture" or they are trying to collect the whole set.


When I bought a pack in Ottawa, I didn't get a particularly clever or funny one, just a picture of a woman and a child and a warning that if I smoke around my kid, she'll start smoking, too. But I don't have kids, so it really didn't work on me.

/is female so limp cigarette probably wouldn't have either
 
2008-06-18 08:12:50 PM  
DipsomaniacDawg Quote 2008-06-18 08:06:07 PM
I heard that cigarette sales went up after they did this in Canada. Anyone know if that's true?


My nephew was trying to collect a complete set but I don't think he bought any more than he would otherwise.
Everyone I know saw it as entertaining if they noticed at all and were undeterred in any way.
Raising the taxes on the other hand that does make some people quit.
 
2008-06-18 08:16:32 PM  
Tirgoviste: We've had these in Canadia forever.

I work at a convenience store and people are constantly telling me they don't want one with the "gross teeth picture" or they are trying to collect the whole set.


I'm collecting the whole set.

/In Ontario, at least, it is now illegal to even display smokes in stores.
//Now I have to remember the names of the ones I want.
 
2008-06-18 08:21:30 PM  
Yea yea...people who don't smoke will never suffer impotence or lung disease...so on and so forth.
 
2008-06-18 08:23:54 PM  
Global Citizen: egypt, australia would like a word with you (new window), as would canadia (new window) and brazil (new window) to let you know you're doing it wrong

Ack!! My eyes!
 
2008-06-18 08:23:58 PM  
DipsomaniacDawg
I heard that cigarette sales went up after they did this in Canada. Anyone know if that's true?


Yes, yes they did. But only for a short time. After that the novelty wore off. ( a relative works for a big tobacco retailer up here ). It was mostly teens who aren't supposed to be able to get the product in the first place. It was like the " this is your brain on drugs " ad run in the US. The average young person laughed, too the point of pissing themselves if they were high at the time of viewing.

The cool thing was on every label they have an 800 number that you could call for more information. There is one label that say " tobacco smoke hurts babies " If you call and ask the nice person on the other end of the phone if you smoke more can you hurt more babies ? They get a little bit confused. When asked if there are any ways to maximize the number of babies you can negatively impact per smoke they get even more confused. Because we are an overly polite society they will not hang up on you.

The labels get old, fast. People stop noticing them and eventually switch to the injun brand because they are cheaper and unregulated.
 
2008-06-18 08:29:50 PM  
www.mtv.com
 
2008-06-18 08:31:09 PM  
Onager: daveydave: They should put a picture of an ugly fat chick you don't know waking up next to you on bottles of beer.

Isn't alcohol banned in Egypt? I'd assume they'd put a fiery demon on there instead. Might even inspire some Brotherhood arsonists.


Actually, alcohol is not illegal in Egypt. The tourist industry wouldn't survive without drunken tourists to buy plastic King Tut heads. The government is fairly secular so there is some modicum of a separation of church and state.
 
2008-06-18 08:31:15 PM  
Just get it over with all at once!

cache.gizmodo.com
 
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