Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Overkill: Going After Smokers Some More

It is not enough to have TV ads against smoking. It was not enough to educate people for decades on the health risks associated with smoking. It was not enough to raise taxes upon taxes on smoking. It was not enough to shake the cigarette companies down for billions, which did not bankrupt them as they just raised prices. Now they have to gross us all out with weird warning labels.

We lowered smoking % from 40% to 20%. It has stalled there. Maybe that is the lower bound. Maybe 1 in 5 adults will still be addicted to nicotine no matter what you say to them.

I'll be waiting for them to put labels like this on alcohol bottles.

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