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Knowing Good From Bad, Right From Wrong...

It's challenging...

· when our "good guys" and the Marlboro Man all wear white hats...

· when tobacco ads, masquerading as public service announcements, claim that tobacco companies "don't advertise to children" and they "don't want kids to smoke"...

· when Bill Cosby, known as Mr. Cigar, is chosen to host the children's TV program "Kids Say The Funniest Things"...

· when tobacco company CEO's swear in a court of law that tobacco is not addictive--and they get away with it...

· when our President pushes a "Save the Children" program, knowing that such a strategy will create a backlash and kids will smoke even more because the ones being targeted resent being called children...

· when our government subsidizes the tobacco industry...

· when all of our major Presidential candidates accept campaign contributions from tobacco companies...

· when our President declares a War on Drugs and refuses to include tobacco...

· when our government allows a deadly product to be manufactured and sold...

What is a child to think?

Or an adult, for that matter!

 

TOUGH QUESTIONS

  • What's the difference between assisted suicide by Jack Kavorkian and assisted suicide by the Marlboro Man?
    Jack Kavorkian puts an end to the suffering and pain; the Marlboro Man initiates it!
  • What's dirty and smelly and lives in the desert?
  • Camels and Cowboys
  • What's the difference between assisted suicide, ethnic cleansing, and tobacco advertising?
  • Why can the tobacco industry seduce children into a deadly addiction and get away with it?
  • If tobacco is harmful, why does our government allow it? Why do they subsidize it?
  • What do the Drug Cartel and the Tobacco Cartel have in common?
  • The tobacco industry claims that the total economic impact of tobacco is less than expected...because of the money saved when a smoker dies, before collecting Social Security or pension funds.

    Based on the tobacco industry's logic, all efforts to combat cancer, heart disease, AIDS and other diseases should cease, because having people die earlier saves money.

  • Why does the government subsidize the tobacco industry with one hand and support tobacco control programs with the other?

 

Do the Math!

If Chinese men outnumber Chinese women 116 to 100, that means that 70 million men won't get a wife.

If 63 % of the Chinese men smoke, but most Chinese women would prefer a non-smoking husband...

How many Chinese men will be left out in the cold because they smoke?

If all the Chinese women get married, how many have settled for men who smoke?

If all the Chinese women held out for nonsmokers, how many men and how many women would have to remain single?

Note: If you're someone who would prefer a nonsmoking mate, but you have the misfortune of falling in love with a smoker, what can you do? Read here first...

How to Help Others Quit Smoking
and

If You Marry a Smoker and be sure that he (or she) quits before you get married! That will be an enticing incentive and a rewarding goal to strive for.

If they can't quit before you get married, it's going to be a real struggle later.

What's Wrong With This Picture?

The Los Angeles Times ran the following front page headline:

"High Court Bars FDA From Regulating Tobacco as a Drug

Law: Despite calling cigarettes the 'single most significant threat
to public health,' justices issue 5-4 ruling that delivers a blow to administration efforts to control sales of the products."


In a classic juxtaposition of news items, the next article began like this:

"Diabetes Drug Rezulin Pulled Off the Market


Health: Medication has been linked to 63 deaths. FDA faced strong
criticism for approving treatment."


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