Sunday, November 14, 2010

The truth about cigarettes

Cigarette kills. This fact is proven. My father was one of the victims. And there are many like him. When clever marketing can hook the teenagers in the smoking addiction, government regulation worldwide is essential to educate and re-educate the global populace. American new proposed warning labels for cigarette packs depicting graphic consequences of smoking, like "coffins, diseased lungs and rotting teeth to drive home the health effects of tobacco" is a good measure to take.

Here are some arguments of cigarette manufacturer that is well countered by The Washington Post editorial:
Some cigarette manufacturers are fighting the labels as infringing on free-speech rights. Other critics say that the effort is needless given that the dangers of smoking are well known. It seems to us that the government is within its rights to require truth in marketing - particularly when it comes to vital health issues - from cigarette makers.
Link: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/11/14/AR2010111403661.html

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