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Billboard warns hot dogs are as risky as cigarettes; Meat industry disagrees
Washington Post ^ | July 28, 2011 | Sarah Anne Hughes

Posted on 07/29/2011 7:36:32 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement

Firing up the barbecue can be as dangerous as lighting a cigarette, according to a new billboard which reads, “Warning: Hot dogs can wreck your health.”

This statement, along with a photograph of hot dogs in a cigarette pack, currently stands near the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where 1.1 million of the meat products were served last year. It was created by the Cancer Project of the group Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, a nonprofit that encourages, among other things, an “all plant diet” to prevent and treat disease.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: health; hotdogs; meat; smoking
Maybe we will see hot dog/no hot dog sections of restaurants.
1 posted on 07/29/2011 7:36:43 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

How many people eat two or more packages of hot dogs a day? Not many I suspect.


2 posted on 07/29/2011 7:38:36 AM PDT by LottieDah (If only those who speak so eloquently on behalf of animals would do so on behalf of the unborn.)
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To: LottieDah

And, I suspect, they’re tough to light.


3 posted on 07/29/2011 7:39:26 AM PDT by glennaro
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To: ConservativeStatement

Why don’t these a-holes go and form their own country, away from us sinners who like our burgers, dogs, brats, cigars, cigarettes, beer, etc?


4 posted on 07/29/2011 7:41:12 AM PDT by NRA1995 (Obama couldn't run a lemonade stand. Let him eat peas!)
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To: ConservativeStatement
The only weiner detrimental to the health of America...

WEINERSHAND
5 posted on 07/29/2011 7:41:43 AM PDT by FrankR ("If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat." - R. Reagan)
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To: ConservativeStatement

“A non-profit that encourages an all plant diet”.

Uh... that isn’t like being a vegetarian right? Once again, the anti-meat crowd strikes. Today it is hot dogs, tomorrow will be bacon... until the only thing you eat is green beans and squash. (not that green beans and squash aren’t good... they just go better with some meat IMHO)


6 posted on 07/29/2011 7:43:05 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: LottieDah
How many people eat two or more packages of hot dogs a day? Not many I suspect.

Depends on the day...


7 posted on 07/29/2011 7:47:25 AM PDT by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Less than 5% of the members of this group are physicians. It is PETA under another name:

http://activistcash.com/organization_overview.cfm/o/23-physicians-committee-for-responsible-medicine


8 posted on 07/29/2011 7:52:31 AM PDT by DManA
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To: ConservativeStatement

Hot dogs are too hard to light.....


9 posted on 07/29/2011 7:54:44 AM PDT by traditional1 ("Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: glennaro

And where in Hell do you find menthol dogs?


10 posted on 07/29/2011 8:01:55 AM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: ConservativeStatement

PCRM = PETA spin off group of NON-physicians


11 posted on 07/29/2011 8:05:18 AM PDT by Clock King (Ellisworth Toohey was right: My head's gonna explode.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Maybe if you dry hotdogs out in the sun for a week, then smoke 25 of them each day.

Otherwise, not so much.


12 posted on 07/29/2011 8:07:32 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (America First!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I won’t feed them to my family. One of the reason we don’t do outside the home childcare is because of the daycare “food” menus. But hey, to each his own. As a conservative I believe I have the right to feed my kids how I want to, and everyone else has the right to do the same.


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To: FrankR

Hot dogs CAN kill! Look at Michael Jackson! He got ahold of a 10 year old weiner and he’s dead now!


15 posted on 07/29/2011 8:28:25 AM PDT by An American in Turkiye
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To: ConservativeStatement

nitrates in hot dogs and other “cured” meats aren’t good for you.
It isn’t any of the gov’ts biz. Either ban nitrates or they should shut up.


16 posted on 07/29/2011 8:36:17 AM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion (This message carfully checkd to misteakes by powerful softwhere)
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To: ConservativeStatement

The dangers of both are overstated. I’m sick of everyone thinking they have to control everything. I like my hotdogs and I’m going to lunch and I think I’ll order a hot dog just to irritate these do gooders.


17 posted on 07/29/2011 8:40:29 AM PDT by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma

Watching reruns of Matlock make me want a hot dog.


18 posted on 07/29/2011 8:51:35 AM PDT by JohnnyP
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To: ConservativeStatement
"...a nonprofit that encourages, among other things, an “all plant diet” to prevent and treat disease."

A billboard put up by someone with an agenda.

19 posted on 07/29/2011 8:57:09 AM PDT by mlo
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To: ConservativeStatement

How about the dangers of homosexual anal/oral sex billboard?

Think that would be popular?


20 posted on 07/29/2011 9:42:25 AM PDT by wolficatZ (Somebody once wrote "Revenge is a dish that has to be eaten cold".)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Food Nazis.


21 posted on 07/29/2011 9:56:07 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: TexasRepublic

A genuine Chicago style dog has tremendous theraputic and medicinal value. Fogettabout these fools.


22 posted on 07/29/2011 5:12:38 PM PDT by libertyhoundusnr
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