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Example of new cigarette packs in the U.S.

Example of new cigarette packs in the U.S.

 

About two weeks ago, I got really sick.  There are many reasons that I can list here as to how I could have gotten sick… but after going through the list, I felt that it was pretty pitiful, and decided to just say I got fucking sick.

So, my main things were coughing and runny nose.  And my body just rejected me every time I tried to smoke a cigarette.  Of course, I shouldn’t be smoking while on my death bed, but sometimes you just can’t help it when you were smoking as many as I was a day.  Each time I would light up, it would just be a straight 10 minutes of coughing.  I vowed during the end of my sickness to back the fuck off of smoking and figure out something else to do with my time.

Today, I’m smoking about 2-4 cigarettes a day, depending on how much I’m craving them/when they are available.  I’m getting a lot of support from my roommates, and I know it’s only got to be good to quit smoking anyway.  I just really like it… :-/ haha

And now, this new campaign comes out from the Federal Government to post pictures of dead and extremely disgusting smoking effects on cigarette packs… is pretty awesome.  I have a coworker who showed me a pack of cigarettes from another country, and they already had these pictures on there… I was pretty frightened, and it was a little fucked up, but hey… I think that’s what non-smokers think of me when I light up right next to their child.  Trust when I say, I’ve only done this in extreme circumstances, and by child I mean my cousins dog’s new liter… which was weird… I know.

So this is a good thing right?

The proposed requirements, characterized as the biggest change in tobacco health warnings in 25 years, include “nine new larger and more noticeable textual warning statements and color graphic images depicting the negative health consequences of smoking,” the release stated.”

Jesus, the biggest change in 25 years?  We must LOVE our smoking!

“Today, FDA takes a crucial step toward reducing the tremendous toll of illness and death caused by tobacco use by proposing to dramatically change how cigarette packages and advertising look in this country,” FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg said.

“When the rule takes effect, the health consequences of smoking will be obvious every time someone picks up a pack of cigarettes. … This is a concrete example of how FDA’s new responsibilities for tobacco product regulation can benefit the public’s health.”

Mathew L. Myers, the president of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, called the proposed changes “the most significant change in U.S. cigarette warnings since they were first required in 1965.”

Wow, I wonder what the tobacco companies are gonna do?  With so much money invested in certain politicians, furthering their cause.  If no drastic changes have been made since 1965, how big are these giant tobacco companies and who did they fuck to get such swell treatment?

But David Howard, a spokesman for R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., said the legality of requiring larger, graphic warnings on cigarette packages was already the subject of a lawsuit filed by the maker of Camel and Pall Mall cigarettes.

The suit alleges that the warnings violate the company’s First Amendment rights of commercial, free speech, Howard told CNN in a telephone interview. “Seizing half of our packaging, devaluing our trademarks, we’re challenging that,” he said.

I’m glad that you have your ducks in a row Howard.  Congratufuckinglations… weren’t you on ‘Thank You For Smoking’?… oh no, that was some other douchebag that gets paid to give people the opportunity to end another 6 minutes of their unfortunate lives… at least every time I go to smoke a cigarette, I’ll get to look at a reminder of the effects and will hopefully be influenced to just set the fucking pack down – back away from the fucking pack… dead people on it… people killed by Voldemort… and then I will run, run far away.

 

citing an article listed here: http://www.cnn.com/2010/HEALTH/11/10/cigarette.warnings/index.html?hpt=Sbin

 

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