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Australian Court Snuffs Out Logos on Cigarette Packs
Chem Insider Daily (AP) ^
| ROD McGUIRK
Posted on 08/17/2012 7:52:45 AM PDT by Rio
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) Australia's highest court upheld the world's toughest law on cigarette promotion Wednesday, prohibiting tobacco company logos on cigarette packs that will instead show cancer-riddled mouths, blinded eyeballs and sickly children.
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TOPICS: Australia/New Zealand; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: antitobaccoscam; australia; bullystate; scam
A little bit harder to market this...
posted on 08/17/2012 7:52:49 AM PDT
How about if they do that for sexual lubricants— pictures of STD and AIDs victims.
For that matter, what if they put pictures of broke gambling addicts on slot machines?
Or pimply nerds on video games?
Or obese people on large soda cups?
I see some potential here for just using the “ick” approach on any behavior.
But smoking gets to be the first one, because it’s a vice that it easy for “tolerant, non-judging” people to criticize.
posted on 08/17/2012 8:03:12 AM PDT
(As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
Put pictures of genital warts on condom boxes since they do not prevent all STDs.
posted on 08/17/2012 8:14:50 AM PDT
by a fool in paradise
(Only Obama put a dog on the roof of his mouth. Dogs are friends, not food.)
The demonization of tobacco and oil companies and all companies and even small business and the rich and conservatives and white people is all part of the same insidious evil. Fight it at every turn.
posted on 08/17/2012 8:17:34 AM PDT
Smoking was always a women's issue in years gone by....just like drinking...."Temperance Movement" aka "controlling males"
But killing babies is okay AND THE FATHER HAS "0" SAY IN THE MATTER!!
We've entered the world of the absurd...
Magic marker will work well for that.
The court also ordered the tobacco companies to pay the government's legal fees, but its reasons for the judgment won't be released until later this year.
I had no idea how quickly the Australian government is moving toward "People's Republic" status.
posted on 08/17/2012 9:06:06 AM PDT
(God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
Someone is going to make a fortune producing and selling a lightweight plastic cigarette pack into which smokers will transfer their cigs and throw away the Government package.
posted on 08/17/2012 9:06:41 AM PDT
by SECURE AMERICA
(Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
I see these making a comeback.
posted on 08/17/2012 9:08:00 AM PDT
(Romney scares me. Obama is the freaking nightmare that is so bad you are afraid to go back to sleep)
That's fine. Smokers will just transfer their cigarettes to old fashioned cigarette cases.
Anti-smoking campaigns like this are just over the top.
It's one thing to use the power of government to teach and inform the public about the dangers of certain behaviors, but forcing private companies to print repulsive images on their product packaging, in an effort to change behavior to suit the agenda of a small (but powerful) minority of elected, appointed, and self-appointed cultural wardens, is something a free people ought to reject.
It's through this sort of mechanism that God-given, unalienable rights are destroyed and forever lost.
posted on 08/17/2012 9:19:56 AM PDT
(To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
These will be as collectable as “garbage pail kids”. Ignorant metrosexuals.
posted on 08/17/2012 10:02:04 AM PDT
(The contents of your wallet is the only language Politicians understand.)
To: Rio; All
I can imagine "kids" will collect all variants like baseball or Pokemon cards.
posted on 08/17/2012 10:46:45 AM PDT
(Election night is 82 days away.)
To: Eric Blair 2084; SheLion; Gabz; Hank Kerchief; 383rr; libertarian27; traviskicks; bamahead; CSM; ...
Down-Under Nanny State PING!
posted on 08/17/2012 9:24:54 PM PDT
by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
(Obama should change his campaign slogan to "Yes, we am!" Sounds as stupid as his administration is.)
To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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