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Old 12-17-2007, 04:34 PM   #31
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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.
Yeah, we also have huge taxes. It's like $10/pack here, and most of that is tobacco tax. It's much cheaper in the US to get people hooked.
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Old 12-17-2007, 04:54 PM   #32
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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.
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In fact, it tells a story on the back about how great they are


Christ if I had to look at those pics every time I smoke it would probably encourage me to quit.
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Old 12-17-2007, 05:34 PM   #33
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Old 12-17-2007, 06:24 PM   #34
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You think the commercials are bad, we had an awareness group come to the school once, and the stories they can tell.....


Btw, if your boss asks you to climb into the blender at the bakery to help clean and unclog it...for gawds sake don't do it you idiot!!!!

Natural selection at work people.
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Old 12-17-2007, 06:45 PM   #35
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Btw, if your boss asks you to climb into the blender at the bakery to help clean and unclog it...for gawds sake don't do it you idiot!!!!

Natural selection at work people.
Aww, ewww.
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Old 12-17-2007, 07:52 PM   #36
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Most accidents seem to involve cleaning of some sort.
So I think the take home mesage here folks is to never clean anything.



This seems appropriate.
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I've never once seen one of these commercials on television. Maybe they're Ontario only?
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Old 12-17-2007, 08:33 PM   #38
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Alright, after repeated viewing these get funnier and funnier.....I love how someone always shouts

there's been an accident!!!!!!



The commis chef's shitty acting cracks me up after a couple watches.
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Old 12-17-2007, 09:02 PM   #39
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I've never once seen one of these commercials on television. Maybe they're Ontario only?
Nah, I see them all the time.
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I actually see Canadian TV all the time, but I've only seen the construction worker one a few times; I have never seen any of the others.

I think it's a good idea because these things happen to real people and it's important for the sake of working class/lower middle class employees who are exploited. The pubic, including myself, wouldn't know about these things otherwise.

Good for the Canadian government for not censoring these things, and supporting worker interests.
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Old 01-13-2008, 01:58 PM   #41
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I haven't see those commercials either, Dave. Either I'm not watching very much TV right now (which is true) or else they just don't play them here in BC.
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it's part of a plan. if we don't tell the coastal provinces eventually they'll sucumb to darwin award type activities and ontario/quebec will be able to takeover. bet you didn't know ont/quebec were working together on this, did you? notice there are no oil rig ads? here's looking at you alberta, you're next on the takeover list
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Old 01-13-2008, 06:25 PM   #43
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I haven't seen these on tv either, but mind you, I always switch to another channel when a commercial comes on.....especially those Global news adverts.
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Well, we do have profanity and nudity on our network tv too. We are a nation of heathens.
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When people ask me what's the difference between the US and Canada, that would be it. Nudity and profanity on tv .......and we pronounce words with the prefix PRO- like the O in low and not like bra.
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