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Old 12-17-2007, 03:05 PM   #16
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I watched a few of the videos and yeah, they're a bit disturbing to some, but overall I think I'm desensitized to stuff like that.

As for the cigarette ads, I've seen them before and I really, really wish we had those here.
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I was talking to my co-worker about the ads and he was saying that since health care is (free?) in Canada they really want to get the message across to be careful and avoid injuries. Which I guess makes sense. But still I cant imagine sitting down to dinner with your family and seeing a commercial like that come on
I don't think it would be due to health care costs, in a broad sense. The WSIB is a separate entity, so they'd be more interested in lowering their claims, paying out injury and disability benefits, etc.

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or trying to swim across a lake and a pack of beavers just fuck your shit up
Lol! They should put that in their next series of ads.

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I've never seen the forklift ad, and the glass ad, I think I've seen that once, but it was so long ago that I'd forgotten about it.
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Just try it...

Bono's One speeches are more entertaining than On An Island.

And wait. You guys telling me that graphic pictures are NOT used on American cigarette packs?! I figured it would be a trend across North America, considering the North American attitude towards smoking. I guess Canada's just really fucked up when it comes to graphic advertisements.
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Bono's One speeches are more entertaining than On An Island.
That's not what you said in your review of the album when it came out!



The One speeches. Good lord. To this day, I can nearly recite them word for word.
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And wait. You guys telling me that graphic pictures are NOT used on American cigarette packs?! I figured it would be a trend across North America, considering the North American attitude towards smoking. I guess Canada's just really fucked up when it comes to graphic advertisements.
In the US we just have a warning. Theres a few different ones, but no photo evidence. A good percentage of the country still thinks it's a myth made up by the liberals that smoking can kill. Same with guns. And evolution.
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Thank You For Smoking WAS funny, though, I have to admit.
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That's not what you said in your review of the album when it came out!



The One speeches. Good lord. To this day, I can nearly recite them word for word.


Oh christ, I know. I was lucky at Toronto I, because I had refrained from downloading any bootlegs prior to seeing the show. If I didn't have that willpower, I would have honestly fallen asleep. He just kept going and going and going.
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The One speeches. Good lord. To this day, I can nearly recite them word for word.
Shit, I still hear them in my sleep at times.
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In the US we just have a warning. Theres a few different ones, but no photo evidence. A good percentage of the country still thinks it's a myth made up by the liberals that smoking can kill. Same with guns. And evolution.
Wow. You'd think they'd make more of an effort. The photographs are very effective. I can barely even look at a carton of Canadian cigarettes, let alone think about smoking any.
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Wow. You'd think they'd make more of an effort. The photographs are very effective. I can barely even look at a carton of Canadian cigarettes, let alone think about smoking any.
I always have to laugh at the smokers who are on the corner in blowing snow and it's -45 and there they are, dutifully smoking away, holding the horror pic boxes in their hands. If the weather is no deterrent, the pics probably aren't either.
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Wow. You'd think they'd make more of an effort. The photographs are very effective. I can barely even look at a carton of Canadian cigarettes, let alone think about smoking any.
The tobacco industry in the US makes too much money for them to ever dream of using graphic images to deter people, especially the young'uns, from smoking.

If you ever see a pack of cigarettes here, you'll barely be able to make out the warnings on the side of the pack, the print is so tiny. At least that's what I remember from the last time I looked at one.
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I always have to laugh at the smokers who are on the corner in blowing snow and it's -45 and there they are, dutifully smoking away, holding the horror pic boxes in their hands. If the weather is no deterrent, the pics probably aren't either.
No, they're definitely not a deterrent to people who already smoke. My father's a prime example of that (and he's a doctor - he's seen the pictures on the horror boxes in the flesh.) I'm sure they're at least effective in preventing some people from starting up, though.
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The tobacco industry in the US makes too much money for them to ever dream of using graphic images to deter people, especially the young'uns, from smoking.

If you ever see a pack of cigarettes here, you'll barely be able to make out the warnings on the side of the pack, the print is so tiny. At least that's what I remember from the last time I looked at one.
This is not an initiative of the Canadian tobacco industry, but rather a requirement by Health Canada, a government department. All packs should have these warnings that take up at least 50% of the pack.
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This is not an initiative of the Canadian tobacco industry, but rather a requirement by Health Canada, a government department. All packs should have these warnings that take up at least 50% of the pack.
Yeah, but the thing is that here the tobacco has enough $ to get their way - same with the gun lobby. They have the connections to keep things as they see fit. They were even allowed to write their own report on what smoking does to you....
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The Top Chef one is fairly graphic.
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