June 21, 2011

Ahem. Parity, please.

As soon as the new icky photos start appearing on cigarette packs, they'll surely start putting photos of thousand-pound people on each box of cookies, right? You know, trapped in bed, unable to get out of their houses, etc. I mean, that's gotta be the plan, no? They wouldn't single out smokers for scare tactics in the midst of the greatest obesity epidemic the world has ever seen, without also focusing on obesity -- and in the same, disgusting way. Right?

4 comments:

Artichoke Annie said...

The 15 leading causes of death in 2009 were as follows:

1 Diseases of heart
2 Malignant neoplasms
3 Chronic lower respiratory diseases
4 Cerebrovascular diseases
5 Accidents (unintentional injuries)
6 Alzheimer’s disease
7 Diabetes mellitus
8 Influenza and pneumonia
9 Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome and nephrosis
10 Intentional self-harm (suicide)
11 Septicemia
12 Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis
13 Essential hypertension and hypertensive renal disease
14 Parkinson’s disease
15 Assault (homicide)

Are we going to label every product that is smoked, eaten, sprayed or rubbed on our bodies?

And when are we going to stop injecting the animals produced for consumption with antibiotics, used so 'growers' can fatten up their 'products' quicker?

writenow said...

Smokers are like the Roma: it's okay to pick on them. This has to end.

Artichoke Annie said...

Oh and one more thing while we are on this subject. Instead of warning labels if the government wants to do something it should STOP tobacco subsidies. Just saying, 'white man speaks with forked tongue'.

http://farm.ewg.org/progdetail.php?fips=00000&progcode=tobacco

writenow said...

It's frightening. Nothing is on the up-and-up anymore. Nothing. Sigh.