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Cigarettes will carry grisly new warning labels
AP ^ | June 22 2011 | MICHAEL FELBERBAUM

Posted on 06/22/2011 1:35:39 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Rotting teeth and gums. Diseased lungs. A sewn-up corpse of a smoker. Cigarette smoke coming out of the tracheotomy hole in a man's neck. Cigarette packs in the U.S. will have to carry these macabre images in nine new warning labels that are part of a campaign by the Food and Drug Administration to use fear and disgust to discourage Americans from lighting up.

(Excerpt) Read more at beta.news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News
KEYWORDS: cigarettes; propaganda; smokers; smoking
A sewn-up corpse of a smoker.
1 posted on 06/22/2011 1:35:41 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Berlin_Freeper
So apparently that's not too gruesome, but a picture of an aborted fetus is.

Liberals disgust me.

Mrs. Prince of Space

2 posted on 06/22/2011 2:14:57 AM PDT by Prince of Space ("The problem with quotes on the internet is it's hard to verify their authenticity." Abe Lincoln)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

we should demand they do the same for union cards. photos of the people butchered under socialism / communism.


3 posted on 06/22/2011 2:25:17 AM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Am sick of this, really - and do not smoke.

Perhaps at least as much credit - or blame for cause - for cancer, should be another carrier, introduced to the American public - with thanks to our Government and so not necessarily, by a Camel cigarette. SV40, (google - if not familiar) embedded in the Salk polio vaccine, delivered to a young America; and now reaping the consequences in a maturing boomer generation.

Cigarettes certainly do not help; but we have a guilty Government that really does, protest 'too much' in light of this vaccine history. (It's the cigarettes; 'second, third' and fourth hand. It is EVERYthing we have so ignorantly, invited into our life; all from which the Gov must save us from; while testing it's own WILL and control upon our population; per it's own agenda. . .) All the 'Corporate' and 'personal responsibility per cause/effect; but no mention of Gov's own fingerprints per our cancer statistics.

The CDC promised this epidemic; and we have it. SV 40 (Simian Virus 40) thus far, has escaped 'major' notice; much less, has Government found it necessary to give this virus credit; or itself, for that matter; for it's silent introduction to a vulnerable population.

4 posted on 06/22/2011 2:50:48 AM PDT by cricket (Osama - NOT made in the USA. . . .and Obama, not madhttp://atlasshrugs2000e in the USA either.. .)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Maybe they should do the same for bicycle and motorcycle helmets to show what might happen if riders don’t wear them.

Thank you for saving me from myself (cough)!


5 posted on 06/22/2011 2:52:00 AM PDT by equaviator ("There's a (datum) plane on the horizon coming in...see it?")
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To: Prince of Space

So what’s next? Mangled accident victims painted on new cars?


6 posted on 06/22/2011 2:59:12 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
It'll probably increase sales to the hip young dolts who will think it's cool.
7 posted on 06/22/2011 3:04:17 AM PDT by Rashputin (Obama is insane but kept medicated and on golf courses to hide it)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
If the cost of cigarettes don't deter smokers, then nothing else will.
It has to be very addictive. I am so glad I never started.
If everybody here in the USA quit, there would be one hell of a shortfall on our taxes.
8 posted on 06/22/2011 3:08:14 AM PDT by DeaconRed (One hour ago I was butt naked. . . . . . . .)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Apparently dissatisfied with the extent of the governemnt’s in loco nanniensis, FDA officials have now proposed that an FDA employee be stationed at every place at which cigarettes are sold, hit prospective buyers over the head with a blackjack, and then spirit away the culprit to the gulag.

Meanwhile, cigarette taxes continue to fund many of the government’s pet giveaways.

Officials were unavailable for comment, being too busy sucking down the cocaine to think - or even care.

Thank goodness we have the government to make all our decisions for us.


9 posted on 06/22/2011 3:08:30 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Until the gov’t bans the broadcast of Styx’ “Light Up Everybody”, all will be in vain. ;’) Thanks Berlin_Freeper.


10 posted on 06/22/2011 3:34:22 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: Smokin' Joe

“So what’s next? Mangled accident victims painted on new cars?”....

Pictures of obese people on cartons of ice cream, McDonald’s wrappers, Oreo packages.....

Ridiculous.


11 posted on 06/22/2011 3:58:53 AM PDT by CT Hillbilly
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To: Smokin' Joe
"So what’s next? Mangled accident victims painted on new cars?"

How about the autopsy photos of dead fat kids on your Happy Meal boxes at McDonald's? Or maybe a pic of the charred corpse of that Jackass guy on beer and liquor bottles? Maybe mutilated aborted fetuses on abortion clinic windows?...

12 posted on 06/22/2011 4:00:04 AM PDT by Hatteras
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Any chance a dead Bin Laden will be on a pack?
13 posted on 06/22/2011 4:02:37 AM PDT by Glenn (iamtheresistance.org)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Do they really swab the skin with antiseptic before cutting into a dead person?


14 posted on 06/22/2011 4:16:29 AM PDT by laker_dad
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To: Berlin_Freeper

How about making queers watch a clip of AIDS victims dying before they can engage in their sodomy?

Are you listening Barney?


15 posted on 06/22/2011 4:18:00 AM PDT by Walrus (Big government is the natural enemy of liberty)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
They should put posters of Nazi concentrations camps on the doors to all government buildings.

The caption reads:

Warning, Elections Have Consequences.

16 posted on 06/22/2011 4:21:14 AM PDT by jrushing (Anti-American-ProTerrorist-Coward-Fascist-Communist-Socialist-Democratic Party)
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To: Rashputin

There are always unintended consequences when the government gets involved.


17 posted on 06/22/2011 4:30:01 AM PDT by oldsicilian
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To: CT Hillbilly; Hatteras
That's the spirit!

(Yes, it is ridiculous, but while we're playing...)

No other product has been so singled out as as "EVIL!"--yet, but just wait.

At some point it will be "child abuse" to let a kid see the package.

I kinda miss that silly camel...

18 posted on 06/22/2011 4:31:09 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Gristly pics on a cigarette package???

What happens if little Johnny sees on of those pictures?

I guess that will create jobs for the Obama administration in the health care area with millions of councilors to help little Johnny and his parents through the physiological trauma posed by the viewing of the pictures.

In addition, millions of trial lawyers will get more business by lawsuits against the cigarette companies for physiological pain and suffering due to nightmares caused by said pictures.

What a wonderful idea: First warnings did not work, now we have frighting pictures on the packs. The warnings did not work, why would the pictures work?

What a totally stupid idea!


19 posted on 06/22/2011 4:32:10 AM PDT by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Sooooo....what are they going to do when they finally kill the golden goose for good and all that cigarette tax revenue that states depend upon for so much dries up?


20 posted on 06/22/2011 4:32:16 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Voter#537
If the cost of cigarettes don't deter smokers, then nothing else will.

Look at the price of a beer...

But, did you notice that the government wanted everyone to quit smoking, and is now attacking the ones who got fat? We really need to get the perpetually dissatisfied something else to do.

21 posted on 06/22/2011 4:36:32 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

They are so concerned, yet will not dare mention that homosexuality is far more dangerous than smoking. To be honest I don’t care to see the pictures that might be associated with that advertisement.


22 posted on 06/22/2011 4:38:09 AM PDT by LowOiL ("Abomination" sure sounds like "ObamaNation" to me.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Yet some want to legalize pot.


23 posted on 06/22/2011 4:42:26 AM PDT by FES0844
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Collect all 7!!!!


24 posted on 06/22/2011 4:46:41 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: Smokin' Joe

Can’t wait to see the alcohol warning labels on a bottle of Budweiser or Jose Cuervo 1800...


25 posted on 06/22/2011 4:54:49 AM PDT by CT Hillbilly
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To: LowOiL

Being ‘overweight’ is now no 1# cause for health risks, far surpassing smokers.


26 posted on 06/22/2011 4:58:33 AM PDT by caww
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To: oldsicilian
And they always suck.

Regards

27 posted on 06/22/2011 5:18:26 AM PDT by Rashputin (Obama is insane but kept medicated and on golf courses to hide it)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

What an absolutely stupid and useless idea.
Though it will create jobs, so maybe not really bad..
New industry/business. Cigarette pack slip covers!!!!!


28 posted on 06/22/2011 5:19:21 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: CT Hillbilly

Nah. Pictures of Michelle Obama. Not only will it act as a warning, but will put you off your appetite. . .


29 posted on 06/22/2011 5:23:40 AM PDT by Salgak (Acme Lasers presents: The Energizer Border: I dare you to try and cross it. . .)
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To: Salgak

You got that right.

Every time I see a picture of Michelle Obama I get erectile dysfuntion for the next 24 hrs.

I am all for a Free Republic ban on Michelle photo’s.


30 posted on 06/22/2011 5:36:46 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Berlin_Freeper
When are they going to start requiring abortion clinics to start posting 10 foot billboards outside their death mills with warnings and pictures of aborted fetuses?
31 posted on 06/22/2011 6:01:54 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: Prince of Space

“So apparently that’s not too gruesome, but a picture of an aborted fetus is.”

Those hypocrites can’t even deal with showing the mother a picture of her soon-to-be-aborted fetus (sonogram), much less an already aborted one. That’s what gets me about this cigarette warning campaign.


32 posted on 06/22/2011 6:34:08 AM PDT by mikey_hates_everything
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To: Prince of Space
So apparently that's not too gruesome, but a picture of an aborted fetus is.

So true!

33 posted on 06/22/2011 6:42:11 AM PDT by newzjunkey (49% of CA registered voters would reelect Obama? I need out of this state.)
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To: SECURE AMERICA

Quote:
“New industry/business. Cigarette pack slip covers!!!!!”

We had a co-worker come over from Europe that had a couple
of slip-covers for his cigarettes, so I guess they are
already available overseas.

It looks like my mini pocket holster for my .380 is the
right size, also. :)


34 posted on 06/22/2011 7:48:58 AM PDT by Verbosus (/* No Comment */)
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To: Smokin' Joe

I heard a suggestion this morning on a local Denver station that all shoe boxes should come with a printed picture of the child-laborors from a Chinese sweatshop that made them.


35 posted on 06/22/2011 7:51:28 AM PDT by Verbosus (/* No Comment */)
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To: Verbosus

High Heels should come with a picture of Bunions on the box.


36 posted on 06/22/2011 7:53:54 AM PDT by angcat (DEAR GOD PLEASE SAVE US!)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

It won’t help. Nearly all political advertisements today come with a picture of an untrustworthy asshole; we are forewarned but keep voting for them anyway.


37 posted on 06/22/2011 7:58:21 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: CT Hillbilly
Can’t wait to see the alcohol warning labels on a bottle of Budweiser or Jose Cuervo 1800...

That could get really ugly...(8^D)

38 posted on 06/22/2011 8:15:16 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Prince of Space
So apparently that's not too gruesome, but a picture of an aborted fetus is.

There you have it.
39 posted on 06/22/2011 8:20:48 AM PDT by Antoninus (What part of "I won't vote for Romney under any circumstances" don't you understand?)
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To: Venturer

That stands to reason: after all, her husband became President because of ELECTILE dysfunction. . . (evil grin)


40 posted on 06/22/2011 9:28:57 AM PDT by Salgak (Acme Lasers presents: The Energizer Border: I dare you to try and cross it. . .)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Nicotine should be a perfectly legal drug like caffeine is.

They should put it in mints or something and then people who smoke to stay away can partake in that instead of having to inhale toxic smoke.

Oh the FDA nixed that idea.....


41 posted on 06/22/2011 4:12:05 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: Smokin' Joe

don’t I know it...

;)


42 posted on 06/23/2011 2:29:03 AM PDT by CT Hillbilly
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