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    Re: Are Tobacco Warning Labels Effective?

    lol well i guess i'll go ahead and say what i have to say. my dad's been smoking for over 20 years now and has tried to quit 13 times if i remember correctly. he wasn't aware of the dangers of smoking when he just started, but when he became addicted to it, it was too late to stop.

    it really pains me, having to see him go through the internal conflict of trying to quit, but failing over and over again. many will say that he hasn't got enough determination, but i know my dad better than my mum does. he's tried, he really has, but he just can't stop now, as if it's too late...

    the labels on the cigarette packagings "are" effective to those who honestly want to quit, but just can't. and they're also effective to those who have loved ones who smoke as well. i know that i, for one, find the labels effective.
    Last edited by mystical shadow angel; May 18, 2006 at 12:25 AM.

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    Re: Are Tobacco Warning Labels Effective?

    my both parents smoke
    i know that my dad smokes from the age of 15 i don't know about my mom i gues s she started after she gave birth to me

    but anyways till a few years ago my parents kept smoking in the house and i asked them to go outside and burn their lounghs away

    and the warnings nope
    i see 8-9 year olds that smoke and go like *it is my life* they can't even read and they talk about life Oo
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    Re: Are Tobacco Warning Labels Effective?

    Out of curiousity, is smoking being banned in the states, just like in Canada?

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    Re: Are Tobacco Warning Labels Effective?

    yeah, american taking the time to read whats in the things they put in there mouths, haha. Thats like pulling up to a burger king and asking "does this food make you fat and whats the fat content of it" it just never happens.
    so no the labels are ignored.
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    Re: Are Tobacco Warning Labels Effective?

    They have no effectiviness of any kind, if ya really start to smoke you'll
    do that regardless of that small text in label.
    I'm personaly kinda good example about that.


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    Re: Are Tobacco Warning Labels Effective?

    They nvr have any effect at all. I mean it's the person's choice to smoke. It's only shock tactics tht will work. Advertising showing the ugly and dark side of smoking will work.

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    Re: Are Tobacco Warning Labels Effective?

    Whether its effective or not isn't really the case anymore at this day of age. The effects of tobacco is known to the majority of the population. Here in US, schools teach the kids of its harmful effects and such. Also there are many commercials on TV that make people aware of the effects of smoking (Truth commercials). These TV commercials are greatly funded by tobacco industries.
    So do I think the warning labels on ciggarettes are effective?
    No, people who smoke know what they're getting into now. It's not a matter of not being aware or not anymore its more of people's actions and choices. And you can't really do anything else regarding the labels. The tobacco industries follow the government guidelines regarding that matter so its perfectly legal.
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    Re: Are Tobacco Warning Labels Effective?

    Yes, I think the labels are plenty effective. People know what cancer is, they know that it can, and most likely will, kill you. They have seen pictures of what cancerous lungs look like and maybe have even had someone in their family that has had cancer caused by smoking or has died from it. But despite the effectiveness of the labels, and what tabbaco buisness's count on, is that the nicotene is more effective at getting people addicted than anything anti-tabbaco can do to make them stop willingly. It's just like cocaine, most people know what it can do, they have seen pictures of people who do it and know the punishment of being caught with it but yet they still do it. Why? Becuase the addictiveness out weighs the consequences.
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