Friday, January 12, 2007

Thank You for Smoking

I just finished watching part of the above titled movie (viewing an entire movie in one sitting is a rare occurrence for me in this stage of life). I am enjoying it immensely so far, but I had to comment about one scene toward the beginning. The anti-smoking guys decide on a campaign whereby they will put a big skull and crossbones on each cigarette pack. My response was, "That's weak! You should come to Singapore people!"

In Singapore, they aren't content with a skull and crossbones. Not graphic enough to make a point! No, here, you get a variety of choices for your viewing pleasure on your pack of cigarettes - real pictures of anything from a premature baby, to a person's face being eaten alive by cancer to a mouth full of rotting teeth. I'd love to post a picture, but it appears my husband has stolen my camera and fled the country. Ok, maybe he just took our camera with him on a business trip, and he'll be attending a friend's wedding while there. But I think the former version is much more interesting.

Is the smoking population smaller in Singapore? It seems so, but it may be due to the fact that cigarettes run about USD$6 a pack or more, rather than people being deterred by disgusting images.


Sherri said...

As of Jan. 1st, no one is allowed to smoke within so many feet of a public place in my state...woo hoo! I don't try to tell people they shouldn't smoke, but I also don't ask to breathe their smoke when I have chose not to do it either. Now, when we go out to eat, we never heare, "smoking or non-smoking." Every place is non-smoking...woo hoo!!! No more breathing smoke while trying to eat!!!

Gina Marie said...

What state is that? It seems like Minnesota has been that way for awhile, but maybe I'm wrong.

Sherri said...

Hi Gina,
It is Louisiana.