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(Yahoo)   Australian lawmakers want to put pictures of cancerous lungs and gangrenous feet on cigarette packages   ( divider line
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2826 clicks; posted to Main » on 25 Jun 2004 at 5:32 PM (18 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook

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2004-06-25 11:08:40 AM  
"medically pornographic images"

Damn... that's soooo hot! *fap*fap*fap*
2004-06-25 11:49:12 AM  
I like this idea.

If you can't stand looking at what the product is doing to your body, then maybe you shouldn't be using it.

Extend that out to showing coroded arteries on Big Mac boxes too.

That won't stop me from eating a Big Mac, but, at least I know what eating a lot of them brings you.
2004-06-25 12:11:28 PM  
this is stupid.

people know that cigarettes are bad. we knooooooow. but y'know what? nobody cares. i don't even smoke.

if you want to smoke and kill yourself slowly, fine. do it. it's your body. if you're allowed to abort a baby, you should be allowed to smoke fifty packs a day without a picture of your lungs on the front of the box. why? because if "it's your body" is true for one thing, it should be true for all.
2004-06-25 12:27:43 PM
2004-06-25 12:46:37 PM  
Wow. I don't know about anyone else, but I just had a Dennis Leary flashback.

The man is not only a damn good comic, he's a prophet!
2004-06-25 3:20:01 PM  
the only problem i have with cigirets is I have to breath them too... So im all for the deturnce at all costs.

If cigerets were like booze (drunk driving aside) and only got those drunk who actualy drunk the booze, not those who drunk and sat next to those who drank then it would be a differnt story.
2004-06-25 3:44:21 PM  
they need to up the bad chemicals in cigs so that people who smoke die within minutes.
cleaning out the gene pool, cant have any weaker-gened people who smoke reproducing now can we?

--there is no legitimate reason for those under 35 to smoke--
no redeeming value or quality to smoking..
2004-06-25 4:33:56 PM  
This deserves a hero tag
2004-06-25 4:58:52 PM  
This is silly. Those that want to smoke are going to smoke no matter what.
2004-06-25 5:37:27 PM  
We had those pics here in Canada on every pack of cigarettes since 2001 or so.

Recent studies showed that images lke these are highly effective in getting teenagers not to smoke and/or quit.
2004-06-25 5:37:38 PM  
Canada has been doing this for years.

Probably safe for work since that link is at a government site.
2004-06-25 5:37:43 PM  
That won't stop me from eating a Big Mac, but, at least I know what eating a lot of them brings you.

Most people don't get addicted to Big Macs. Yeah. Most.
2004-06-25 5:37:51 PM  
Canada's been doing this for years.

2004-06-25 5:37:54 PM  
I like this idea and fully support it. I like to see pictures of decaying body parts and I hope they have a variety of them to keep people from being bored each time they buy a ciggerate pack.
2004-06-25 5:38:49 PM  
and pix of Ozzy on all baggies.
2004-06-25 5:38:52 PM  
We already have that in Canada. Even with the limp cigarette picture (warning impotence), people are still going to smoke. Well, at least I am. Stupid cigarettes.

They should put unattractive people on bottles of alcohol. "Here's what you'll see smiling at you tomorrow."
2004-06-25 5:39:05 PM  
2004-06-25 5:39:08 PM  
Here is a CNN article on how effective this has been up here in Canada.
2004-06-25 5:39:30 PM  
They should do the same with cars.
2004-06-25 5:39:33 PM  
Up here in Canada land we've had those for a couple of years. I think the goal is more deterence for those who haven't started rather than stopping those who have. The pics aren't all gross though. My favorite is the one that says cigarette smoking causes impotence...with a pic of a sad flaccid cigarette.

/farkette smoker
2004-06-25 5:39:44 PM  
then I guess we could put pics on condom boxes of what a vagina looks like after a bulldog eatin' mayo.

/I keed
2004-06-25 5:40:05 PM  
sometimes I wonder if spell check is not available in certain areas...

I think this is a great idea! I also think they should put pictures of me puking on the side of Tequila bottles. That would deter those underage kids!!!
2004-06-25 5:40:20 PM  
Maybe they should put full color pictures of people being decapited in car accidents on that new Toyota too.

Or how about a shot of someone pissing in their pants, laying in the middle of the sidewalk on bottles of liquor and cans of beer?

Perhaps a picture of a fat, lonely man, naked staring at a computer screen on all new Dell boxes.

What a completely stupid idea.
2004-06-25 5:41:41 PM  
well, go me and my lack of refreshing....btw did you hear we do that in canada?
2004-06-25 5:41:46 PM  
Next you know they'll be putting pictures of ugly men and women on cans of beer as a way to prevent people from getting drunk.

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2004-06-25 5:42:40 PM  
AnthroNerd: Has there been a dramatic upswing in cigarette case sales up there?
2004-06-25 5:43:19 PM  
What's next, prostitutes wearing pictures of cold sores?
2004-06-25 5:44:29 PM  
I'm all for it. A lot of people think that the only risk of smoking is lung cancer, but a whole host of other cancers are associated with smoking. Then there is the vascular damage and all that entails (cardiac disease, poor blood circulation, etc).

There should a $10-$15 per pack health care tax. The majority of people who smoke are too poor and too stupid to earn much money, so the amount of tax they pay is quite small. However, some of these people cost the taxpayer (at least in the US) hundreds of thousands of dollars in end-of-life care because of smoking related illness. If you want to smoke, you should at least bear the financial cost of doing so.

2004-06-25 5:44:38 PM  
The problem with cigarettes is that they take too long to kill people. We need extreme!ciggs with 100 times the carcinogens.
2004-06-25 5:45:18 PM  
Personally I don't think its that bad of an idea, and yes I smoke. If you can't handle it, don't do it. I know I'm killing myself with them but meh....what's so great about living to be 90.
2004-06-25 5:45:56 PM  
soporific I believe that would be "XXXtreme Cigz!" to appeal to the youngins.
2004-06-25 5:46:16 PM  
This is no more stupid than all those ads from whatever that funky org is that's funded with tobacco settlement money.

And yeah, this is very old news to a Canadian.
2004-06-25 5:46:16 PM  
the only problem i have with cigirets is I have to breath them too...

Yeah? Well I have to breathe in the fumes from all the vehicles and factories. Where're the deterrents for those?

"I have to breathe them, tooooooo!"

farking self-righteous whiners.
2004-06-25 5:48:09 PM  
They should all just get some Chewlies gum.
2004-06-25 5:48:17 PM  
They've been doing that on Canadian cig packs for years.
With lines like you'll kill the babies or you'll become impotent.
2004-06-25 5:50:14 PM  
That's hilarious. I think someone needs to make a business selling cigarette boxes from Canada/Australia to other countries as gag gifts to smoker friends. I'd love to buy a few packs for some of my friends who smoke.
2004-06-25 5:51:08 PM  
There's a guy- I don't know if you've heard about this guy, he's been on the news a lot lately. There's a guy- he's English, I don't think we should hold that against him, but apparently this is just his life's dream because he is going from country to country. He has a senate hearing in this country coming up in a couple of weeks. And this is what he wants to do. He wants to make the warnings on the packs bigger. Yeah! He wants the whole front of the pack to be the warning. Like the problem is we just haven't noticed yet. Right? Like he's going to get his way and all of the sudden smokers around the world are going to be going, "Yeah, Bill, I've got some cigarettes.. HOLY shiat! These things are bad for you! shiat, I thought they were good for you! I thought they had Vitamin C in them and stuff!" You farking dolt! Doesn't matter how big the warnings are. You could have cigarettes that were called the warnings. You could have cigarrets that come in a black pack, with a skull and a cross bone on the front, called tumors and smokers would be lined up around the block going, "I can't wait to get my hands on these farking things! I bet you get a tumor as soon as you light up! Numm Numm Numm Numm Numm" Doesn't matter how big the warnings are or how much they cost. Keep raising the prices, we'll break into your houses to get the farking cigarettes, ok!? There a drug, we're addicted, ok!?

/not a smoker
2004-06-25 5:51:40 PM  
I think it's safe to say that cigarettes will be illigal in the next twenty years.

/Thanks freedom fighters
2004-06-25 5:51:43 PM  
Already in canada.
2004-06-25 5:51:56 PM  
Useless thought #1:
Any wimp can quit smoking, it takes a real man to face lung cancer. haha

Raise the cost to $100 a pack. Restrict access to government run outlets that are only open during regular business hours only. Outlaw single packs, sell cartons only. Ban smoking everywhere except your house and your car. (Any smokers getting an idea of how much we hate smoking yet?) Kids will stop taking up smoking. The people already hooked will die off soon enough.

Love the gross pictures on cig packs here.
2004-06-25 5:52:06 PM  
I have to breathe the strong perfume of old women when I go to the mall.

No way that stuff isn't causing cancer.

And really now folks, sure cigs take off years from your life... but they're the LAST years. I don't think I'd complain about having my diaper-wearing drooling years cut short.

That goes for anything else that's bad for you.

And Dr. Knock, would you let people smoke if they plan on never breeding? Or would you execute them because they won't be contributing to the gene pool?
2004-06-25 5:52:34 PM  

I couldn't agree with you more. Thats a sweet idea.

As far as the above mentioned post. If the fumes from factories and vehicles cause as much second hand damage as cigarettes do, then someone may have a point. But when is the last time some ignorant bastard blew car fumes in your face while you were waiting in an outside line somewhere? or in your child/mother's face? Yep. Exactly.
2004-06-25 5:54:42 PM  
If pictures woulda kept me from starting all those years ago then I'm for it. Haven't smoked in a few years and I don't intend to ever again.

Those people that put pictures up of aborted fetuses outside abortion clinics for all to see as they drive by though, them I want dead immediately.
2004-06-25 5:56:29 PM  
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Whatever. I know the risks now, doesn't stop me.

I'll be smoking till I'm this guy's age.
2004-06-25 5:57:14 PM  
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And they sold quite well. They were really weak though -- made Parliaments look like unfiltered Camels by comparison -- but they sold and smokers would make jokes abot it.

spigi: There should a $10-$15 per pack health care tax.

Yeah! We could use a good black market in tobacco products!

Tobacco = the new marijuana

2004-06-25 5:57:53 PM  
Can anybody get a quote from Denis Leary's "No Cure For Cancer"? I would try but I'd probably butcher it.

Anyways, I could care less if they do put body parts and droopy cigarettes on the boxes. I really don't wanna live past 60. The idea of farking old ladies, or even worse, nobody, just scares me.

/Loves killing babies, 1 cig at a time
2004-06-25 6:00:19 PM  

Heh, guess i should refresh more often. Bravo.
2004-06-25 6:00:25 PM  
farking self-righteous whiners.

We're only self-righteous because we're better than you.

You smoke, you're a pariah. Get used to it. Hey, that wouldn't be a bad warning. Might be better than all the health stuff at deterring teen-age smoking.
2004-06-25 6:00:32 PM  
I expect there to be warning labels on alcohol then.

Let's show decaying livers.

Let's show DUI scenes.

Let's show photographs of dead bodies from alcohol poisoning.

Turnabout is fair play, people.
2004-06-25 6:01:20 PM  
Collect them all!
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