New Cigarette Packages: Collect all Nine!
Today The FDA released the new pictures that must be on packages of cigarettes by October. These new pictures are meant to scare or change the habits of smokers.
The pictures include: a mouth with cancer, a dead body, and a comparison of healthy and smokers lungs. The rest can be seen here. Total there are nine new pictures giving the smokers the option to collect all of them.
I am glad, because I do not smoke and I lam looking forward in finding these pictures scatter in parking lots and outside buildings with my kids. Sure they are not in school yet, but thanks to the new standards I get to try to explain dead bodies, a tracheotomy hole, and rotten teeth to them.
Preschool kids should know what dead bodies and cancer looks like along side of their cartoons, but another great result comes from these images. These images only apply to cigarette smoke.
Sure you would think that these images would also be on smokeless tobacco and cigars, but there not. That must mean they are not as deadly and are better for you. The government would surely apply the same standards across the board and not demonize just one product over another.
In fact, I hope this trend catches on. I hope they put on every hamburger box a picture of blocked arteries. On TV's I hope every commercial break they put a picture of a 700 pound couch potato to encourage you not sit around all day. I am praying for pictures of diseased livers on every bottle of beer and wine.
Oh and while we are just putting pictures everywhere to warn people, I am hoping to finally have all Congressmen and women look at the pictures of every fallen soldier as a warning in sending our children to war. Maybe we could put their pictures up in the White House and Capital Hill instead of former presidents and politicians. Certainly they have given more to our freedom them some of them have.Continued on the next page