Gallery: FDA Unveils “Scary” New Anti-Smoking Packaging for Cigarettes

 

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  1. johncassel June 24, 2011 at 5:35 pm

    Yesterday, the Supreme Court struck down a Vermont law that prohibited pharmacies from selling records of doctor’s prescriptions to pharmasudical companies. The supreme court said that the Vermont law was in violation of the pharmacies and pharmasudical companies’ First Amendment right to free speech. This sweeping first amendment decision appears to bring new and broader protections for commercial (corporate) speech to a new level.
    Once again the current, right wing, Supreme Court gives more power to corporations.
    NPR reported after the Supreme Court ruling lawyers for the tobacco industry said they now have fresh ammunition for fighting the FDA’s new requirement for graphic depictions of health risks on cigarette packages.
    The Supreme Court is giving more rights and protections to corporations without making the corporations accountable for their actions.
    It is illegal for you and me to distribute chemicals or products that kill people. Corporations and their managers and owners should be held to the same standard.

  2. johncasseldesign June 24, 2011 at 5:19 pm

    These photos are specifically targeted at dissuading kids and young people from smoking. Those are the future non-smokers of tomorrow. Cigarette ads have long targeted kids and young people to cultivate a future market. Now that same strategy is being used to wean our population off of this multi-generational killer.
    The people that are already addicted are destined to either cure their addiction or remove themselves from the issue by their own attrition. It is a coldly calculated campaign in that can’t help someone who still reaches for another cigarette over the image of someone dying from that very cigarette.

  3. lazyreader June 23, 2011 at 8:05 am

    Sooner or later……..Why don’t they just make a cigarettes and label them…”Cancer Sticks” as a actual name brand.

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