Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Tobacco Companies Suck

posted by The Vidiot @ 10:52 AM Permalink

Because Heaven forbid that anybody who smokes should be reminded of what smoking actually does to a human body.
Four tobacco companies filed a lawsuit against the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) over what they say are unconstitutional requirements for warning labels on US cigarette packaging.
I'll tell you right now, the warning labels on the cigarettes in South America are far more explicit. In fact, the labels are so large, they nearly obstruct the brand name of whatever cigarette pack you buy AND they're so graphic, they'll turn your stomach. One pack I saw had an emaciated comatose cancer patient, all yellow skinned and dead looking with a ton of tubes sticking out of his body. Jeebus.

The companies only put up a stink here because they can. The US government will always be railroaded by corporate interests.

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