picture is worth a thousand words and soon, cigarette packs will have a disturbing story to tell. In a dramatic change to cigarette packaging, this morning, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathy Sebelius unveiled large, graphic health warnings that will be mandatory for all cigarette packs sold in the U.S.

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Do you think the new graphic cigarette packs will lower smoking rates in America?
picture is worth a thousand words and soon, cigarette packs will have a disturbing story to tell. In a dramatic change to cigarette packaging, this morning, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathy Sebelius unveiled large, graphic health warnings that will be mandatory for all cigarette packs sold in the U.S.

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10 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Monday 11/15/10 - 2:52:36 PM EST (GMT-5)
Doubt it. Smokers aren't very bright to begin with.
10 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Tuesday 11/16/10 - 3:57:36 PM EST (GMT-5)
Probably by a tiny percentage, but I highly doubt smokers are all going to quit cold turkey the second they spot this.
10 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Tuesday 11/16/10 - 4:15:04 PM EST (GMT-5)
I don't know about other smokers, but that's definitely not going to stop me.
Not that I'm against this plan or anything. I don't care either way - - I just like to have a nice smoke sometimes.
10 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Tuesday 11/16/10 - 4:30:03 PM EST (GMT-5)
No, I mean, there was a brand of cigarettes in the 90's called "Death Cigarettes" and everyone bought them out of irony.

People are going to continue to smoke no matter what you do to discourage them. It's that tiny bit of happiness left in life.
10 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Tuesday 11/16/10 - 5:25:31 PM EST (GMT-5)
Not drastically, but I believe they will have a small impact.
They could influence smokers who are already thinking about quitting to finally kick the habit.
10 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Tuesday 11/16/10 - 9:24:51 PM EST (GMT-5)
No. people who make the choice to smoke already know the risks they are taking.
to quote Dennis Leary:
"You could put them in a black back, with a skull and crossbones on the front..call em Tumors..and smokers would be lining up around the block saying 'I can't wait to get my hands on these f*ckin things! I hear you get cancer as soon as you light up..NUMNUMNUMNUMNUM!!!"
10 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Tuesday 11/16/10 - 9:27:07 PM EST (GMT-5)
can you people just leave us smokers alone?

you make us want to smoke more when you do crap like this.
10 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Tuesday 11/16/10 - 9:32:03 PM EST (GMT-5)




Canada has been doing this for years.
10 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Tuesday 11/16/10 - 9:34:29 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Tuesday 11/16/10 - 9:27:07 PM mer_359 wrote:
can you people just leave us smokers alone? you make us want to smoke more when you do crap like this.

Can you stop costing the public millions of tax dollars because we have to pay for your surgeries and treatments when your pointless habit gives you and those around you cancer and various other health issues?
10 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Tuesday 11/16/10 - 11:24:54 PM EST (GMT-5)
Every one knows cigarettes cause cancer.
10 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Tuesday 11/16/10 - 11:29:16 PM EST (GMT-5)
Sh.t makes me want to smoke. Hard.
10 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Wednesday 11/17/10 - 12:14:28 AM EST (GMT-5)
Doubt it, people who smoke would pretty much do anything for just that one smoke they want. On my mission, helping people stop smoking was one of the hardest things to do, a lot of them had the desire to stop smoking, but they were so addicted to it that they would always come up with excuses just to get that one smoke. When some has an addiction, they have something like a bell that keeps ringing and it won't turn off until they get what they want. What's key is to have the bell turned off so that it wouldn't turn on ever again and that's not very easy. We would give them the steps to help them stop, but they would have to follow it 100% and most of them would have a problem following at least one on the 15steps, if they don't follow all of them it doesn't work, but when they do, I have seen that it did work, and it helped them a whole lot to stop smoking, and got off of it cold turkey.
10 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Wednesday 11/17/10 - 12:31:02 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Tuesday 11/16/10 - 9:27:07 PM mer_359 wrote:
can you people just leave us smokers alone? you make us want to smoke more when you do crap like this.
On Tuesday 11/16/10 - 9:34:29 PM toastermonky wrote:
Can you stop costing the public millions of tax dollars because we have to pay for your surgeries and treatments when your pointless habit gives you and those around you cancer and various other health issues?


Sure, the moment you all stop drinking soda and stop forcing us to pay for your medication and surgery when your pointless habit gives you and your children dental degradation, diabetes, sugar addiction, clogged arteries, obesity and various other health issues
10 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Wednesday 11/17/10 - 1:36:22 AM EST (GMT-5)
don't smokers also contribute millions of tax dollars?
10 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Wednesday 11/17/10 - 4:19:06 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Tuesday 11/16/10 - 9:32:03 PM toastermonky wrote:
[image] Canada has been doing this for years.

And it really hasn't had any discernible effect.
10 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Wednesday 11/17/10 - 4:43:05 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Tuesday 11/16/10 - 9:34:29 PM toastermonky wrote:
Can you stop costing the public millions of tax dollars because we have to pay for your surgeries and treatments when your pointless habit gives you and those around you cancer and various other health issues?


I notice you don't mention the millions of dollars the government gets in taxes from the sale of tobacco products. I wonder why...
10 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Wednesday 11/17/10 - 9:44:20 AM EST (GMT-5)
Nope, smokers need their nicotine.
10 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Wednesday 11/17/10 - 11:04:27 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Tuesday 11/16/10 - 4:30:03 PM Kepi wrote:
No, I mean, there was a brand of cigarettes in the 90's called "Death Cigarettes" and everyone bought them out of irony. People are going to continue to smoke no matter what you do to discourage them. It's that tiny bit of happiness left in life.


People will certainly continue to smoke. But we've also seen that similar campaigns in Canada have reduced smoking rates. There's no reason to expect anything different here.
10 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Friday 11/19/10 - 11:47:00 AM EST (GMT-5)
Everybody knows that adverts like this on cigarette packs won't change anything. Smokers already know the risks and continue to smoke anyway.

If governments want to fight smoking then they should ban smoking directly instead of putting warnings on packs, banning smoking in public(although that doesn't seem to work here anymore) and go directly after the tobacco industry if they seriously think that smoking kills, causes cancer and other health problems blah blah blah
10 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Friday 11/19/10 - 6:12:05 PM EST (GMT-5)
It's hard to make people quit no matter how gruesome the advertising can be. But it can certainly prevent a new generation of smokers.
9 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Wednesday 3/16/11 - 11:27:55 PM EST (GMT-5)
Nope
8 yrs ago - Wednesday 2/27/13 - 6:01:46 AM EST (GMT-5)
Smoking is going to go on and on and on.

I've been giggling most of the night because my DH told me as of this coming Friday, his workplace is going to be 100% smoke free, and the employees are not even allowed to smoke in their cars in the parking lot. So I want to go there on Friday and watch what kind of madness this creates.

And why do you smokers throw your butts all over the damn parking lots? It is so sickening. I am getting really tired of it... It is littering, plain and simple. Why do you think the world is your f*cking ashtray?
8 yrs ago - Thursday 2/28/13 - 3:25:01 AM EST (GMT-5)
Seing as this has now been brought back up to the top.
I wonder what the stats are from when this question was posted to now.

Apparently out most recent lot of graphics here in Australia has,
Spoilered because some people do find them very grotesque


8 yrs ago - Thursday 2/28/13 - 5:33:35 AM EST (GMT-5)
Psh, like they don't already know.



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