Anti-smoking commercials

Anti-smoking commercials

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Wondering_1

Schenectady, NY

#1 May 2, 2013
Warnings are provided for viewers when news programs or TV shows are about to show content that could be disturbing to some. But, very disturbing anti-smoking commercials are shown without such a warning. While I am very anti-smoking, I do NOT need to be graphically shown the results of smoking while I'm eating lunch! How do others feel?
chbpod

East Greenwich, RI

#2 May 2, 2013
Doesn't bother me- I light up and enjoy--I have become fairly immune to left wing propaganda
Wondering_1

Schenectady, NY

#3 May 2, 2013
How is it left wing propaganda?
chbpod

East Greenwich, RI

#4 May 2, 2013
Wondering_1 wrote:
How is it left wing propaganda?
anything that has to do with health and the environment is left wing liberal socialist propaganda--designed the scare the hell out of you and buy into Obamacare and Global Warming-----more taxpayers dollars for Green Energy firms that can't cut it--producin products that no one wants and cost the users more money
Hamster

North Adams, MA

#5 May 2, 2013
chbpod wrote:
Doesn't bother me- I light up and enjoy--I have become fairly immune to left wing propaganda
Ditto! I lite up every FN chance I get! I pay for them and my own ins. So F it! I'mso FN sick of people and the FN GOV..T telling me what to do!!! I have never,never smoked in my house or anyone else's! When they put warning s on everything else that is bad for you ,I'll stop!! My grand parents smoked until they passed away, 1 at 91 and one at87!

Since: Aug 12

South Willington, CT

#6 May 2, 2013
Wondering_1 wrote:
Warnings are provided for viewers when news programs or TV shows are about to show content that could be disturbing to some. But, very disturbing anti-smoking commercials are shown without such a warning. While I am very anti-smoking, I do NOT need to be graphically shown the results of smoking while I'm eating lunch! How do others feel?
I've seen them. The NY stations run them as part of their anti smoking campaign.
Clark, they show actual people suffering from lung cancer.
What can you do?
Watch another channel.
Listen to the news on the radio.
Read the news on the internet.
I'm also a smoker. I've seen relatives die from many types of cancer. It's not pretty but it happens.
What's funny is why only lung cancer?
They should show people with liver cancer from drinking alcohol. Cirrhosis makes people turn orange.
They should show people with skin cancer.
Our...just not show anyone suffering from cancer.

I won't quit because of their commercials.

I'll quit when I die.
No Scam

North Adams, MA

#7 May 2, 2013
sher01247 wrote:
<quoted text> I've seen them. The NY stations run them as part of their anti smoking campaign.
Clark, they show actual people suffering from lung cancer.
What can you do?
Watch another channel.
Listen to the news on the radio.
Read the news on the internet.
I'm also a smoker. I've seen relatives die from many types of cancer. It's not pretty but it happens.
What's funny is why only lung cancer?
They should show people with liver cancer from drinking alcohol. Cirrhosis makes people turn orange.
They should show people with skin cancer.
Our...just not show anyone suffering from cancer.
I won't quit because of their commercials.
I'll quit when I die.
They show the commercials about lung cancer because of the enormous amounts of money that the states won from the tobacco companies. They show these to make it look like the huge settlements were for the benefit of the people and we will forget that most of the money won is actually used for the governments pet projects, not smoking cessation programs.
sorry

North Adams, MA

#8 May 3, 2013
sher01247 wrote:
<quoted text> I've seen them. The NY stations run them as part of their anti smoking campaign.
Clark, they show actual people suffering from lung cancer.
What can you do?
Watch another channel.
Listen to the news on the radio.
Read the news on the internet.
I'm also a smoker. I've seen relatives die from many types of cancer. It's not pretty but it happens.
What's funny is why only lung cancer?
They should show people with liver cancer from drinking alcohol. Cirrhosis makes people turn orange.
They should show people with skin cancer.
Our...just not show anyone suffering from cancer.
I won't quit because of their commercials.
I'll quit when I die.
I agree that the commercials are disturbing! I'm sure that's the point! What is most disturbing though is how insidious the addiction to smoking is for some people!$8.00 a pack. Some people smoke more than others, but at 1 pack a day that is $56.00 per week! But beyond the money is the voluntary destruction of one's own body and health! And then we will pationatly defend our right to do this! And most sad is the fact that it is mostly poor people doing this, and getting poorer by the minute puffing away!
Not Political

North Adams, MA

#9 May 3, 2013
chbpod wrote:
<quoted text>
anything that has to do with health and the environment is left wing liberal socialist propaganda--designed the scare the hell out of you and buy into Obamacare and Global Warming-----more taxpayers dollars for Green Energy firms that can't cut it--producin products that no one wants and cost the users more money
Cancer is an equal opportunity killer; it has no political ideology. Do you have any idea how much money is spent on Medicare and insurance to care for you addicted fools when COPD, emphysema, and lung cancer finally comes to take you? Exercise some self-discipline and quit.
cil

Saratoga Springs, NY

#10 May 3, 2013
the commerical are to make kids think about what smoking can do.Take a city like Northadams how many parents teach there kids SMOKING KILLS? oh wait CANCER means people on the system that requires more serivcies that reqiures more AGENCYS that brings JOBS foo some people to get paid to sit around and do NOTHING!!!! and we folks along with the many other cities in our country contribute to our BROKEN SYSTEM WE HAVE TODAY!!!

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