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Graphic Cig Warnings unveiled

Discussion in 'Political Rants' started by Mousey, Jun 21, 2011.

    Jun 21, 2011
  1. Mousey

    Mousey Ueber Meister Mouse CAG

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    Cool!

    Let's see... what's next? Pics of seriously obese children and dead diabetics on packets of M&Ms?

    Sheesh....
     
  2. Jun 21, 2011
  3. BingoT

    BingoT Nurses love to give shots

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    God Bless America

    [​IMG]
     
  4. Jun 21, 2011
  5. jod5413

    jod5413 Is That Better?

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    Our tax dollars paid for this? :rolleyes:
     
  6. Jun 21, 2011
  7. chayton

    chayton aka LooHoo CAG PABnonaccred webmeister

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    They started that in Canada years ago. This is one of my favorites, I found this one online.

    Graphic Cig Warnings unveiled: cameo.jpg,Jun 21, 2011

    EDIT: Interestingly, cigarette cases in Canada have made a comeback.
     
  8. Jun 22, 2011
  9. Gremmyboy

    Gremmyboy Dormant account

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    We've had that in Oz for ages!:eek: People still smoke the same amount as before they brought this in.:rolleyes:

    They have banned being able to show what milligrams the cigarettes are plus have the warnings with horrible pictures on the back and front of the pack!:rolleyes:

    They(Anti smoking Nazi's) are now trying to have every brand of cigarette and every packet in plain packaging(all the same grey colour) brought in to effect. I'm going to punt on them succeeding!:rolleyes:
    We can't even use plastic bags with our shopping now as they are banned!:rolleyes: We now have to purchase 'reusable' plastic bags!:rolleyes:
    Funny how they ban plastic bags but are allowed to sell the bags to us now?!?!:confused::what:

    Madness!:eek2:


    Cheers
    Gremmy
     
  10. Mar 1, 2012
  11. Mousey

    Mousey Ueber Meister Mouse CAG

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  12. Mar 1, 2012
  13. vinylweatherman

    vinylweatherman You type well loads CAG MM

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    It's coming by stealth here. My local store charges 5p for the plastic bags to encourage us to bring our own. The big supermarkets give loyalty points for every bag we bring and use again, although they still give out the free ones, and have stood up to demands that they charge for them. I expect they are worried that shoppers who forget their bags will walk away rather than pay 5p per bag "on principle", and this will cost them money. They do sell bags from 10p upwards, but the idea is that they are designed to last for a number of shops. The problem with the free bags is that they barely last ONE shop, and many are so weak that they split before the shopping gets back to the house. This has lead to shoppers "double bagging" everything, and this has made things even worse.

    A small number of towns have agreed a total ban on the flimsy free plastic bags, and shoppers either bring their own, or buy one of the reusable bags.

    The environmental problem is that the cheap plastic bags get thrown away after one use, and don't decompose for hundreds of years.

    The smoking ban here was brought in to protect others from second hand smoke, but it has quickly developed into a crusade to protect smokers from their own second hand smoke. Some places have now banned smoking out in the open, well beyond the scope of the initial arguments about protecting others from having to put up with second hand smoke in an enclosed environment.

    You can't even smoke in your own home under some circumstances, as your home gets declared a "place of work" whenever you bring in a trades person, have a visit from the council, etc. This has alienated smokers who appreciated that something was bound to be done to protect others from their habit, but never expected the legislation to be used as a "back door ban" on smoking altogether. We have the pack warnings, but the moves to ban point of sale visibilty, and "grey" packs for all brands, was fought off.

    If smokers actually heeded the warnings and gave up en-masse, it would leave a HUGE hole in the nation's finances as no duty would be coming in. On top of this, the big tobacco companies would ditch thousands of workers, which would put more strain on the nation's finances. Many small shops rely on repeat purchases of tobacco products to stay in business, so many such local shops would close.

    The government also said that this ban would have no real effect on our pubs, as non-smokers would flock in to enjoy drinking in a smoke free environment, and replace smokers to moved to drinking at home. This didn't happen, non-smokers carried on drinking away from the pubs, and the smokers joined them in drinking at home, and many pubs had to close.

    I believe the government knew this would probably happen, but lied about it to get the ban voted through. Now it is too late to turn back the clock as many countries have followed the lead, and no-one is going to be the first to do the U-turn as they will be faced with accusations of caving in to "big tobacco" at the expense of peoples' health.

    At least the UK government didn't start a crusade against our particular "sin", online gambling:D
     
  14. Mar 2, 2012
  15. immortality

    immortality Senior Member

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    That is coming soon here too, I think it's an okay idea, looks like more people will be buying those 'bags for life' that have no chance in tearing:rolleyes:
     
  16. Mar 3, 2012
  17. chayton

    chayton aka LooHoo CAG PABnonaccred webmeister

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    We were just talking about this yesterday - they've had these images on cigs in Canada for years, but they're wanting to replace them with more graphic images - one of tongue cancer is absolutely horrific. I'm not going to post it here because it's just too gross.
     
  18. Mar 3, 2012
  19. skiny

    skiny Banned User - violation of <a href="http://www.cas

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    I lit a cigarette before I started typing this.

    Legislation has just passed in Ottawa to extend the smoking ban to outdoor patios, parks and even beaches. Never mind the fact that the water you're standing in is probably laced with E. coli and the air is a healthy mix of everything from carbon monoxide to lead. That guy leaning on a tree 20 yards away having a smoke may well kill me.

    By the way, I'm told if you're standing IN the water you're not actually on city property so you can smoke all you like. I'm not sure if it's true but if it is I'm wondering what else I can get away with if I wade in passed my ankles.

    PORT HOPE -- A Port Hope man is the second person in Ontario charged under a new law that prohibits smoking in vehicles carrying children.

    And while the 20-year-old man was waiting to be issued his ticket after being pulled over yesterday, his 15-year-old female passenger got out of the vehicle and lit up a cigarette.

    Port Hope Police Const. Tammie Hartford said she could only watch in frustration as the 15-year-old smoked.

    Under provincial law, it's only illegal to sell or supply cigarettes to anyone under the age of 19, but there's no law prohibiting a person under 19 from smoking.

    SUN MEDIA, Sunday, February 15, 2009


    Question: Can a minor be charged with smoking with a minor in the car if she's IS the minor smoking and no other minors are present? And if so does that mean it's legal for a minor to smoke provided she's not with herself in a car?

    I'm not pro smoking. It's unhealthy and expensive But I am opposed to stupid. Smoking cigarettes is legal. The government allows cigarettes to be sold publicly and earns tax revenue off the sales. At the same time they continually ban the practice in new places from restaurants to bars to bus shelters to beaches and so on and they do this for the sole purpose of appeasing the politically correct, anti-smoking, extremists who believe that their rights outweigh everyone else's and they do this because they know that regardless of where they ban smoking, smokers will continue to buy cigarettes and they will continue to earn the revenue. Smokers will grumble and find a new place to smoke, PC anti-smoking lobbyists will cheer and vote accordingly.

    Now when I say "their rights outweigh everyone else's" I don't mean people don't have the right to breath clean air in a public place although smoking ban or not they'll be hard pressed to find "clean" air in any public place. I mean the right to tell people what to do in private places. Places where nobody is forcing them to go.

    I want to go shoot pool. The local pool hall is NOT a public place. It is privately owned and operated but I prefer to shoot pool in a smoke free environment so I have the right to tell the owner/operator of this establishment he cannot allow anyone to smoke in here because I don't like it. It's unfair to the owners because it dictates what types of clients these people can cater to. Personally I don't go out and shoot pool anymore because I can't smoke while I do. I rarely sit in restaurants because I can't smoke in them anymore. As long as I'm allowed to smoke publicly on a city street it should not be illegal for me to do it in a privately owned business. The businesses say they're hurt by these laws because the smokers stopped coming and the lobbyists say they aren't because more non smokers will frequent them when the smokers are gone. Maybe these laws did not hurt these businesses financially and maybe they did. I really have no idea. But I do know that whichever one is right it is STILL wrong because businesses should be allowed to choose their own clientele and not have it dictated to them. The reality is if you put two bars on one street. Allow smoking in one and ban it in another. The one that generates the least amount of business will conform to the more lucrative practice and that is how capitalism is supposed to work.

    Graphic Cig Warnings unveiled: cigpack.png,Mar 3, 2012

    Two problems here. First of all how come our government can go to all the trouble of legislating and enforcing these warning labels on cigarette packages but can't be assed to get statistics less than 16 years old?

    And second, for some reason I'm not nearly as concerned about the "45,000" tobacco deaths considering this number is probably severely inflated by including death due to any illness if the deceased was a smoker as I am about the 3900 Canadian suicides in 1996. I vaguely remember 1996. I had no idea we were so unhappy. WTF was going on in 1996?!!

    Anyway, if you run out of places to smoke, come on over. I'll open the balcony door.
     
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  20. Mar 3, 2012
  21. Nifty29

    Nifty29 Dormant account

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    I smoked for 15 years, and quit 10 years ago.

    Hence, I've seen it from both angles.

    The POV I have arrived at in regards to the "rights" debate is not a popular one with smokers.

    Smoking is a personal choice. It is legal. No problem there. Also, there are many other products like alcohol and gambling which are legal. The difference is that out of those three, only smoking DIRECTLY affects others in a serious way. Whilst it is a personal choice for a smoker TO smoke, it is equally a personal choice for a non-smoker NOT to smoke.

    Non-smokers do not smoke because they concerned about their health and they do not wish to inhale the chemicals and additives that cigarette and cigar smoke contains. A smoker does so because they enjoy it, its a habit, they are addicted, or all three I.e. their concern for their health hasn't reached crisis point yet.

    Although both non-smokers and smokers have an equal right to do so, there is a very important difference in regards to effects beyond their person. The choice of the smoker has a direct impact on the non-smoker whilst the reverse is not true. If people are smoking in a public enclosed or semi-enclosed area, the non-smoker is being FORCED to inhale dangerous byproducts. It is obviously not intentional....the smoker just wants to smoke....but the fact remains that the non-smoker has a right to breathe without inhaling cigarette smoke. It's even more important considering unfiltered smoke straight from the cigarette is even more harmful.

    In the pool hall situation, everyone has a right to play pool. Who owns it is irrelevant.... Smoke doesn't behave any differently. A non-smoker shooting some frames is having absolutely no adverse impact on those around them. A smoker affects all those around them by circulating their smoke.

    I'm sure this thread could go on for ages and not everyone will agree, but to me it comes down to a basic rights issue. I believe that people have the right to do whatever they choose AS LONG AS it doesn't negatively affect others. Just like a guy who drinks too much and starts fights or damages cars or beats his wife etc.....well alcohol is legal, but it should not be done in a way that it negatively affects others.

    As far as beaches...well the litter aspect makes sense. The smoking part is silly. If there is plenty of room for people to avoid the smoke then I don't have a problem.
     
  22. Mar 3, 2012
  23. Tirilej

    Tirilej Still a Lady CAG

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    Removing my post.
    Too personal. Sorry!
     
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  24. Mar 3, 2012
  25. skiny

    skiny Banned User - violation of <a href="http://www.cas

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    I agree with you 100% except that a pool hall is not a public place. It is a privately owned establishment and the government has take upon itself to dictate which clients it will attract and serve. That is not free enterprise. As long as smoking cigarettes is legal nobody should have the right to tell you that you can't do it in a private place.

    I smoke and I respect the rights of non smokers... But if you're riding in my car you'd better open a window. Telling me I can't smoke there is infringing on my rights. The rights of the smokers.
     
  26. Mar 3, 2012
  27. Seventh777

    Seventh777 RIP Roy

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    Yet more political bullshit, they`ve been showing it here on packets etc for years.

    I`m not saying smoking doesn`t cause serious diseases but let`s weigh it all up, for those who want to end it all - Drive your car into a closed place (a garage is good here) attach a garden hose to the exhaust pipe and place the other end through the window nearest to you in the drivers seat, start engine and see how long you live, i`ll give you two-three minutes max, now do some rough maths and calculate how much carbon monoxide is spewed into the air each day from the billions of engines worldwide using petroleum based fuels, causing acid rain and bucketfuls of respiratory related diseases.

    If you want to see the damage acid rain does, find yourself a block of high-rise flats in a very busy town centre, these must have wooden windows, get as high as you possibly can and open the window, get some tissue paper and take a swab whilst running the tissue over it and smell it, it will smell just like neat petrol, older windows you will be able to poke your finger right into the wood.

    A few baffling facts regarding smoking and cancers....

    1). Man has been smoking for hundreds of years.

    2). How many noted smokers from old died of lung cancer?

    3). Walter Rayleigh is a good pointer here.

    4). How come none smokers die of lung cancer etc?, if this is down to passive smoking then surely it means that if breathing in second hand smoke is deadly enough to kill, then those taking in every single toxic in the far more deadlier 1st inhale are damn lucky if they survive the 1st packet.

    5). Why is it that hardcore smokers for huge parts of their lives go on to live to ripe old ages?.

    6). How many passive smoking family pets with respiratory systems nigh on identical to ours die due to "Smoking related" diseases.

    At the present time their is a bastard great hole in our ozone layer due to greenhouse gases eating it away, asthma and other breathing related diseases are at an all time high, government maths incoming - Ozone layer + Acid Rain + Respiratory Diseases = Blame the smokers :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:.
     
  28. Mar 3, 2012
  29. immortality

    immortality Senior Member

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    It all comes down to one fact We are not free.

    We have to comply with whichever law is passed in government. I don't agree or disagree with banning smoking in cars that carry children.

    This balderdash that a child will copy what the parents do is nonsense, my parents don't drink alcohol, never drank alcohol while we were growing up, yet all of our family,bar mum and dad, drink alcohol. I thought I'd mention this as I read this once, that what mum and dad do, kids will copy as they are role models.
     
  30. Mar 3, 2012
  31. immortality

    immortality Senior Member

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    Good point seventh777, you made me laugh with point num.4 hehe
     
  32. Mar 3, 2012
  33. Silencio

    Silencio Dormant account

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    Smoking is bad mmmkay..
    I read once smokers don't notice how bad it is for them because it's slowly gets worse over time. Body gets less and less oxygen > more problems arise.
    Still smoking though.. :oops: Quit twice, both 3 months time-period. Then started again cause real challenge of not smoking was gone :what:
    Gonna give it another go soon though.
    And good tip for smokers who want to quit. Smoke outside. It's best if you don't do anything else while smoking so you're conscious of it. It's a zen thing.
    And 2. when you quit, drink a lot of water. Cleans body.

    Btw they changed the not smoking in pubs law back here in the Netherlands. I think. Now they are thinking of banning hash lol. Retards. Keep weed legal but ban hash. wtf. Same retarded shit as banning magic mushrooms, but not banning psychedelic truffles. Retards don't know you can make hash with weed lol. And weed is a lot worse than hash. They f...... made it so strong that all the anti-psychotic substances are replaced by thc. So it's like smoking hard drugs. Everyone I know who smokes it is addicted.
    And the reason they made it this strong is so the shops can ask more money for it. Cause they are only allowed to have a certain numbers of grams on stock.
    Government meddling at it's finest!
     
  34. Mar 3, 2012
  35. skiny

    skiny Banned User - violation of <a href="http://www.cas

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    There is no such thing as being "free." Unless you live alone on a planet you cannot simply be "free" which means you have to replace "free" with "fair."

    Is it fair to ban smoking in public places? Yes. I'm sure it is.
    Is it fair to ban smoking in private places? Not unless smoking itself becomes illegal.
    Is it fair to ban smoking around minors? Yes. I can't argue that it isn't.
    Is it fair to ban smoking around minors but make it legal for the minors to smoke? Well, that's not a question of fairness. It's a question of stupidity.

    Personally I don't think that most children copy what their parents do. They're more apt to copy what their friends do and be as little like their parents as they can. Actually one of my parents smoked and the other one didn't so really I should be puffing back half the cigarette and throwing the rest away. What a waste.

    Smoking IS bad for you. We know smoking is bad for you. It's an endless debate how bad for you it is but it most certainly IS bad for you. Infringing on people's right to choose what they do in private isn't really all that great for you either. When someone is told they can't do something perfectly legal in a privately owned establishment because someone else might show up that doesn't like it, that's not just a lack of freedom, it's a lack of fairness.

    And like I said, it's pretty tough for anyone to truly be free but we could at least be trying to be fair.
     
  36. Mar 3, 2012
  37. immortality

    immortality Senior Member

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    You Know what skiny, that is a great reply, I totally agree with you, fairness is the key to a harmonious outcome.
    I also agree that smoking is bad for you,

    1.It slows you down, you know after a bit of work, the crave for a smoke comes on you.

    2.It does cause a lack of oxygen in your blood stream, leading to poor circulation which can lead to gangreen(sorry about the spelling).
     
  38. Mar 3, 2012
  39. skiny

    skiny Banned User - violation of <a href="http://www.cas

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    Fluke!
     

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