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157 Responses to Did This New Anti-Smoking Ad Go Too Far?

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
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    April 6, 2009 at 9:26 am
    Link: Did This New Anti-Smoking Ad Go Too Far? - Questions are being raised about whether the ad of this mom purposely bailing on her kid to get him to cry went too far.
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    Kyhole Male 13-17
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    April 6, 2009 at 9:30 am
    wow poor kid. yeah i think that`s going too far
  3. Profile photo of MykeUK
    MykeUK Male 18-29
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    April 6, 2009 at 9:30 am
    Hey, sometimes you need to push the boundary to get the bigger picture across.
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    smo Female 18-29
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    April 6, 2009 at 9:31 am
    Aw that was sad
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    s0rd3dvis1on Male 18-29
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    April 6, 2009 at 9:33 am
    baaahahahaha!!! Im an ex smoker im allowed to laugh
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    iLove Female 18-29
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    April 6, 2009 at 9:33 am
    I like it.
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    Kharrut1 Female 18-29
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    April 6, 2009 at 9:34 am
    I don`t think it`s going too far. I think it presents a valid point; most often, anti smoking ads focus on the health risks and detriments to your body (all wonderful points to advertise). However, I think focusing on the way smoking effects others, especially your children, is a smart move.
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    draquoir Male 18-29
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    April 6, 2009 at 9:37 am
    Oooo good commercial. Hard truth...
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    RandyTheFool Male 18-29
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    April 6, 2009 at 9:39 am
    Aww SWEET! I didn`t know Cigarettes gave you the power to turn invisible at will!!!! Damn, I`m going to start smoking today!
  10. Profile photo of TheSharpest
    TheSharpest Male 18-29
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    April 6, 2009 at 9:43 am
    I don`t see how this "went too far". It`s a perfectly valid point, and if this is about a kid crying, there are millions of kids crying in TV already, I don`t really see what makes this one so different.
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    WolfStar Female 18-29
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    April 6, 2009 at 9:49 am
    I feel sorry for the little kid, but I don`t think it went too far. It`s a powerful advert making a valid point.
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    thebandit Male 18-29
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    April 6, 2009 at 9:52 am
    i thought they were gonna bash smokers for ditching their kids while they smoke
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    melodelic Female 18-29
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    April 6, 2009 at 9:53 am
    Umm...for those of you who say "to far" the kid has probably been taught to cry on command long before this was shot.
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    commentClown Male 13-17
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    April 6, 2009 at 9:53 am
    Good commercial, it had a valid point and got its message through. Unlike those gruesome commercials where people get badly injured, for some insurance company or something.

    You know the one.

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    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
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    April 6, 2009 at 9:54 am
    ... yes indeedy, smoking doesn`t kill you instantly.. it kills you slowly over a period of years, and potentially leaves you coughing up blood and lung for a few months beforehand.

    These silly adverts always trying to make it sound worse than it is....

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    Emily55 Female 18-29
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    April 6, 2009 at 9:54 am
    Effective. I don`t think it went too far.
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    cheyobi Female 18-29
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    April 6, 2009 at 9:55 am
    I think that kid was for-real crying, having worked in daycare for a while. You learn what`s real and what`s not.

    Or maybe he`s just super-toddler and knows how to act already.

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    JUGGALETTEx0 Female 18-29
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    April 6, 2009 at 10:08 am
    I think smoking commericals are all stupid and a waste of government money. Us smokers, we all know the risks and dangers of smoking and seeing them on a commerical isn`t going to make us feel any differently about smoking. Most smokers find it extremely aggrivating and annoying when people tell us how bad it is and whatnot. It`s just annoying it doesn`t make us want to quit. The government should just stop wasting money.
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    ConverseUK Male 18-29
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    April 6, 2009 at 10:10 am
    This happens to kids all the time...when they think they lose their parents somewhere...

    It leaves no long term distress whatsoever, and will probably enhance the mother-child relationship by concreting dependence in such an early stage of life.

    Without a doubt for the greater good in my opinion!

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    ConverseUK Male 18-29
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    April 6, 2009 at 10:12 am
    JUGGALETTEx0, you know what else is annoying?

    Being selfish, disrespectful, and narrow minded. Well...that and 2nd hand smoke...yuck!

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    MyZZLeZ Male 18-29
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    April 6, 2009 at 10:12 am
    I still prefer this commercial over those idiotic "truth" commercials
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    April 6, 2009 at 10:13 am
    Its an ad dammit. Its supposed to pass a message not reflect reality. Geez...
  23. Profile photo of starrstreet
    starrstreet Female 18-29
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    April 6, 2009 at 10:16 am
    MyZZLeZ - I agree.

    I don`t really see why its controversial.

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    kinjomusashi Male 30-39
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    April 6, 2009 at 10:18 am
    this is like a peta ad...and you know peta never goes too far when trying to prove a point...i`m being sarcastic folks...
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    i-am-horny Male 13-17
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    April 6, 2009 at 10:23 am
    good ad
  26. Profile photo of pmarren
    pmarren Male 40-49
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    April 6, 2009 at 10:24 am
    Jesus, let the kid cry. Trust me, he`ll be fine.

    The whole goddam world has gone mad with frickin` ultra-sensitivity about everything these days. We are creating a generation of pussies.

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    SarahJ86 Female 18-29
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    April 6, 2009 at 10:24 am
    Not too far... really good commercial!!!

    Pointless (smokers know the bad points, they know why they have to stop... so reiterating the negative illness and death factor again and again is not going to do a thing) but good...

  28. Profile photo of AtomicSkier9
    AtomicSkier9 Male 18-29
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    April 6, 2009 at 10:27 am
    It`s a COMMERCIAL.

    The kid was acting (mighty fine actor, btw), and it was staged!

  29. Profile photo of JUGGALETTEx0
    JUGGALETTEx0 Female 18-29
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    April 6, 2009 at 10:30 am
    well converse i`m just saying...smokers already know the effects and risks and a commerical telling us them isn`t going to make us quit so it`s really just a waste of money.
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    acey365 Male 13-17
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    April 6, 2009 at 10:32 am
    No matter how many of these adverts they make people are stil going to commit this legal goverment condone slow painfull method of suicide...even if they make it illegal(which wont happen because its far too profitable) people will still find a way to smoke...leaving a genaration of children without parents
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    beckpratt Female 18-29
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    April 6, 2009 at 10:41 am
    I think advertisements like this can work. I quit smoking when my mom rammed it into my head that I had a son who depended on me and needed me, and how much what I was doing could affect him. I mean, it`s not something you don`t know, it`s just something you don`t really think about until someone drives it home.
  32. Profile photo of MykeUK
    MykeUK Male 18-29
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    April 6, 2009 at 10:42 am
    It`s highly ironic that the money the Government uses to fund anti-smoking adverts were probably collected on the taxes that`re put on cigarettes.
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    fghj Male 30-39
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    April 6, 2009 at 10:43 am
    very well made comercial but its not gonna get anyone to quit
  34. Profile photo of Lockon
    Lockon Male 18-29
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    April 6, 2009 at 10:43 am
    I actually prefer this to the lame "truth" commercials.
  35. Profile photo of nirosaki
    nirosaki Female 18-29
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    April 6, 2009 at 10:44 am
    "Jesus, let the kid cry. Trust me, he`ll be fine.

    The whole goddam world has gone mad with frickin` ultra-sensitivity about everything these days. We are creating a generation of pussies. "


    AMEN BROTHER.

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    kairobert Male 18-29
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    April 6, 2009 at 10:45 am
    "It`s highly ironic that the money the Government uses to fund anti-smoking adverts were probably collected on the taxes that`re put on cigarettes."

    Not ironic at all, they both help making people quit.

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    imogenheep Male 18-29
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    April 6, 2009 at 10:46 am
    yeah seriously haha.
    i would just walk by and tell the kid to sack up and quit acting like a queer.
    =]
  38. Profile photo of MykeUK
    MykeUK Male 18-29
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    April 6, 2009 at 10:48 am
    So... the obscene amount of tax they put on petrol, cars and driving. That`s to help people stop driving, is it?
  39. Profile photo of SilentFray
    SilentFray Female 18-29
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    April 6, 2009 at 10:56 am
    "I actually prefer this to the lame "truth" commercials."

    i second that. That is better than this.

  40. Profile photo of MOTBO
    MOTBO Male 18-29
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    April 6, 2009 at 10:57 am
    @MykeUK
    some would argue that the answer to what you said is yes. some politicians and enviromentel groups want higher gas taxes so people start car pooling to put less "greenhouse gasses" into the atmosphere
  41. Profile photo of boglob
    boglob Male 18-29
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    April 6, 2009 at 10:58 am
    Very good ad not quite as brutal as some anti smoking/speeding/etc stuff we get in the uk but shocking all the same.
  42. Profile photo of Megido
    Megido Male 18-29
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    April 6, 2009 at 11:02 am
    Instead of this kind of bullpoo just tell the truth. You won`t die if you smoke, you`ll only drat your health up a bit and in the long run ruin your lungs, and in a worst case scenario it`ll give you lung cancer. I don`t see how a kid losing his parents has anything to do with the effects of smoking.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    April 6, 2009 at 11:03 am
    OOOO cool cigaretts can make you invisible I`m gonna grab a carton and pull off a few bank hiests I`m gonna be rich!!!!
  44. Profile photo of Lou-Saydus
    Lou-Saydus Male 13-17
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    April 6, 2009 at 11:11 am
    i lol`d
  45. Profile photo of trashcan7
    trashcan7 Male 13-17
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    April 6, 2009 at 11:16 am
    Megido: You DO know that seriously damaging your health and having lung cancer WILL kill you, right?
  46. Profile photo of deltaumarcus
    deltaumarcus Male 18-29
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    April 6, 2009 at 11:23 am
    Smoking is your choice. It sucks that the government is making that choice for you. Yeah, smoking kills. It`s my choice to kill myself with sweet nicotine bliss.
  47. Profile photo of benbowles
    benbowles Male 13-17
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    April 6, 2009 at 11:26 am
    Megido: You really might want to take a peak at a few statistics to show that there are quite a few people who have died from various cancers... It`s not quite the same as getting a cough. For instance my best mate`s Dad happened to be one of those people.
  48. Profile photo of Lorah
    Lorah Female 18-29
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    April 6, 2009 at 11:27 am
    that was awful!
    whoever thought that was funny is a sick screw up and shouldn`t have kids.. really
    sad :(
  49. Profile photo of dayzdreamer
    dayzdreamer Female 18-29
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    April 6, 2009 at 11:29 am
    Honestly, if you think about the concept of the commercial it wasn`t the mother leaving her kid and intentionally getting him to cry, it was to prove the point that a child gets scared and anxious when they don`t know where their parents are, and if they continue to smoke, sooner or later their health will deteriorate and they could die and that would leave their child helpless and scared. It was strong ad I thought, and I that it possibly reached a lot of people.
  50. Profile photo of mlarkins
    mlarkins Female 18-29
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    April 6, 2009 at 11:30 am
    Medigo, I made an account just for you.
    Get your poo straight. Know what you`re talking about before you leave bullpoo like your comment on here. My dad is DYING from aggressive bladder cancer specifically caused from smoking. If he cannot get his whole bladder removed within the next couple of weeks, it will spread to more vital parts of his body that cannot be removed. Unfortunately, he has lost so much weight (he weighs 137 at 6`3". At his prime he weighed 210) BECAUSE of how much of a toll the cancer is taking on him that he cannot have the surgery. drat you. Smoking can kill.
    On another note: to cut off nasty comments towards me, it was his own choice to keep smoking. I just will not stand for someone to act so oblivious to the problems that are affecting so many people. Go to school and learn a thing or two, Medigo.
  51. Profile photo of bigserg
    bigserg Male 18-29
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    April 6, 2009 at 11:30 am
    wow i almost cried
  52. Profile photo of bhoonii
    bhoonii Male 18-29
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    April 6, 2009 at 11:31 am
    `poo ive picked the wrong kid up from the creche!!! Bail?

    yeah!!

    BAIL!!!!`

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    Spearman113 Male 18-29
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    April 6, 2009 at 11:34 am
    I don`t think this would ever happen, because (hopefully) all the other adults walking by wouldn`t just ignore a 4 year old standing there by himself, crying or not. This ad really did nothing for me.
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    dystopia04 Female 18-29
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    April 6, 2009 at 12:01 pm
    i don`t see what is so wrong with this. it doesn`t say she left him there just to get him to cry. its just acting.
  55. Profile photo of JacobTrue13
    JacobTrue13 Male 18-29
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    April 6, 2009 at 12:13 pm
    drating australians.
  56. Profile photo of TGPZarquon
    TGPZarquon Male 30-39
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    April 6, 2009 at 12:27 pm
    I`ll believe the government wants people to stop smoking when they stop making a killing off of people`s addictions.
  57. Profile photo of SharayaAnne
    SharayaAnne Female 18-29
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    April 6, 2009 at 12:27 pm
    Wow Megido. You are kinda retarded. I feel very sorry for you and your lack of knowledge in this area.

    Now as for this post? Its a very strong message, but I`ve seen better/harder hitting adds from Truth. And I`m sure it was just a staged thing, too. So the kid is fine and dandy enjoying his big old pay check XD

  58. Profile photo of LandoGriffin
    LandoGriffin Male 30-39
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    April 6, 2009 at 12:28 pm
    "You won`t die if you smoke, you`ll only drat your health up a bit and in the long run ruin your lungs, and in a worst case scenario it`ll give you lung cancer."

    Tell that to my uncle and cousins. My aunt died of emphysema last week. She was on an oxygen tank for the past 10 years and finally expired. Now my cousins don`t have a mom anymore.

    As for this commercial, it`s called acting. Little kids act in TV shows and movies all the time and part of that acting is pretending to cry when the situation calls for it. The kid obviously could see the huge camera in front of him so he knew that he was being supervised.

  59. Profile photo of emzrok
    emzrok Female 13-17
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    April 6, 2009 at 12:37 pm
    she didnt LEAVE him, it was just a metaphor-type-thing to show how upset kids get when you`re gone and theyre alone, and how sad they`d be if you had died...how are people thinking this went too far?
  60. Profile photo of _Perfection_
    _Perfection_ Male 18-29
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    April 6, 2009 at 12:43 pm
    It`s a commercial who cares.
  61. Profile photo of alice_x
    alice_x Female 18-29
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    April 6, 2009 at 12:44 pm
    Urgh, i despise non smoking ads.
    Stop making people feel guilty for smoking...you make a tonne of money from it anyways, you bunch of ....suck fest
  62. Profile photo of CmdrBittles
    CmdrBittles Female 18-29
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    April 6, 2009 at 12:44 pm
    I was expecting a really sad commercial. This one was pretty boring.
  63. Profile photo of T22Lee
    T22Lee Male 18-29
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    April 6, 2009 at 1:07 pm
    that midget is a good actor
  64. Profile photo of mise
    mise Female 18-29
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    April 6, 2009 at 1:07 pm
    I don`t think it went too far. C`mon, it`s a kid crying for a few seconds. If the advert helps people to quit smoking, it`s probably worth it.
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    Tadao Male 30-39
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    April 6, 2009 at 1:31 pm
    It just shows that non smokers can be total douche bags too.
  66. Profile photo of SWAD420
    SWAD420 Male 18-29
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    April 6, 2009 at 1:37 pm
    Intense. I need a cigarette.
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    Swaywithme Female 18-29
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    April 6, 2009 at 1:51 pm
    Don`t worry, I`m sure while they were filming this they didn`t leave him alone to make him cry :) They probably just told him that Santa Claus isn`t real or something!
  68. Profile photo of pixiechick81
    pixiechick81 Female 30-39
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    April 6, 2009 at 1:51 pm
    Not too far. The kid wasn`t in any real danger and was just a little scared. Its going to happen to him more then once in life.
  69. Profile photo of eggsnham
    eggsnham Male 13-17
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    April 6, 2009 at 2:02 pm
    is it wrong to get sort of a pleasure from seeing that commercial?
  70. Profile photo of JonnyBadass
    JonnyBadass Male 13-17
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    April 6, 2009 at 2:02 pm
    I say it didn`t go far enough, they should have actually killed that kids mom to show what it would be like. We ultra-liberals believe that the ends justify the means no matter what.
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    heavenly15 Female 13-17
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    April 6, 2009 at 2:11 pm
    Aww :(
  72. Profile photo of Toxicityrckr
    Toxicityrckr Male 18-29
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    April 6, 2009 at 2:14 pm
    How is that intense or going too far?? It`s not like they showed something explict or gory.They are simply making a point. I`m sure they made the kid cry, and the situation was completely controlled. You know why cigarettes should not be banned? Two words: population control. Same with guns. In fact, I believe they should hand guns and cigarettes out in ghettos and black neighborhoods. Our crime rate, nationally, would decline rapidly. You hate to admit it, but you know it`s true. Look up some information about black crime.http://www.solargeneral.com/mirror...
  73. Profile photo of Will-O-Wisp
    Will-O-Wisp Female 18-29
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    April 6, 2009 at 2:15 pm
    Aww... that`s so sad. I don`t even like kids. Well, I do, but I hate most of them because they are brats. But some of them just need to be cuddled. T.T Like that one.
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    Skeezer1991 Male 18-29
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    April 6, 2009 at 2:36 pm
    Jesus Christ :-/
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    idiotfilter Male 18-29
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    April 6, 2009 at 2:36 pm
    god...it is horrible...but Toxicityrckr`s view of natural selection is very true...maybe one day all of the followers and idiots will kill themselves off and one day many many years from now...only those who chose to not be tremendously dull will be left...btw...i am not racist...i just find that 2/3 of the black people i have met/know fit the stereotype...i am not racist...just observant...
  76. Profile photo of TheShape
    TheShape Male 30-39
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    April 6, 2009 at 3:08 pm
    I hate these damn commercials especially the Truth ads, or what ever they`re called.
    I quite smoking last year, but every time I see one, they make me want to have a cig out of spite.
  77. Profile photo of shortsagitar
    shortsagitar Female 18-29
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    April 6, 2009 at 3:13 pm
    what? how is that horrible. the mom didnt purposely bail out on her kid to make him cry.

    and it true. Yea sure smoke yourself to death and leave you kid motherless.

    But admitidly it wouldnt be until the child was grown thta it would get you but you gett the point.

  78. Profile photo of Sydust
    Sydust Female 13-17
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    April 6, 2009 at 3:15 pm
    Toxicityrckr
    That is the most horrifying thing I have heard in a long time. You obviously have no empathy and no human decency. You are so sheltered as to think that those people deserve to die because they were born into a bad situation, that having them dead would solve all of our problems.
    Please have a little consideration, instead of giving up we should be educating and getting the next generation of children a good foundation to grow up with. They are not lost causes and they don`t deserve your hatred. Imagine if you were born into a situation like that. You would want understanding and a better future, not a death sentence.
  79. Profile photo of BoredMamii
    BoredMamii Female 13-17
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    April 6, 2009 at 3:29 pm
    It did not go to far
  80. Profile photo of Willowpuff
    Willowpuff Female 18-29
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    April 6, 2009 at 3:33 pm
    Video been removed...
  81. Profile photo of airsofter1
    airsofter1 Male 18-29
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    April 6, 2009 at 3:44 pm
    y r these ads around? let people make ther own decisions for f_ucks sake.
  82. Profile photo of HorsesRule
    HorsesRule Female 13-17
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    April 6, 2009 at 3:46 pm
    the only debate about this commercial is: did they really make the kid cry? and was it a good reason?

    the man who supports this commercial did not witness them make it, therefor did not know if the producers did anything bad to the kid
    all he could say that he can stand to have one kid cry to save manys lives

  83. Profile photo of Ninjakunai2
    Ninjakunai2 Male 13-17
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    April 6, 2009 at 3:56 pm
    Poor guy! I felt that way too once when I couldn`t find my mother... it was at Macy`s or something and it was my fault but I feel really bad cause I can relate to a situation like that :(
  84. Profile photo of EVL_VLT
    EVL_VLT Male 18-29
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    April 6, 2009 at 4:03 pm
    There was an interview with the mother on 105.1 Triple M in melbourne, both her self and her son are trained actors.

    The child has also had previous work in other advertising commercial not too long before this one.

    He has played many parts in commercials and acting that require him to cry, straight after the filming he was back to normal.

  85. Profile photo of Kaizer250
    Kaizer250 Male 18-29
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    April 6, 2009 at 4:21 pm
    Eh, little kids cry about everything. It`s just how they express distress. It`s not like adults don`t feel the same levels of distress, at times. It`s just that we`ve learned to suppress those urges.
    Plus, I`m willing to bit that the kid was an actor.
  86. Profile photo of USFEmoGirl
    USFEmoGirl Female 18-29
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    April 6, 2009 at 4:24 pm
    People are going to do whatever they want so - meh.
  87. Profile photo of jimbobsthebe
    jimbobsthebe Male 18-29
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    April 6, 2009 at 4:36 pm
    It`s funny, I often forget that if you smoke you`ll instantly die.
  88. Profile photo of Gomay
    Gomay Male 13-17
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    April 6, 2009 at 4:42 pm
    I don`t think that kid was crying for real. His face looked like it could almost pass off for real crying but not really there yet. Looking at the camera near the end never really help with the crying also. Though I doubt that alot of us could do the same thing at that age...at least not without a crapload of takes.
  89. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    April 6, 2009 at 4:48 pm
    Manipulation through fear and emotion.

    This is how the powers that be are taking over and creating a one world government.

    I`ve never smoked a cigarette in my life, But I don`t support the current campaigns against smokers. Once they have fully vilified smoking, They will go after the rest of our freedoms.

  90. Profile photo of ctucker
    ctucker Male 18-29
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    April 6, 2009 at 4:50 pm
    no what they told him was the truth. it went something like this: "You`re adopted." The End.
  91. Profile photo of Shellie84
    Shellie84 Female 18-29
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    April 6, 2009 at 5:06 pm
    well either way, that ad made me sad... but to get to the point of wanting to quit smoking is a lot more than a 30 second ad
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    rockcabbage Male 18-29
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    April 6, 2009 at 5:18 pm
    i dont get it?
  93. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    April 6, 2009 at 5:24 pm
    Awww! D: Crying kids pull at my heart strings...
  94. Profile photo of FloridaSnow
    FloridaSnow Male 18-29
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    April 6, 2009 at 5:24 pm
    drat it. You can get cancer from almost anything, and you`re going to die anyways so I say quit bitching about smoking and enjoy life to the fullest.And to all of you who bitch about second hand smoke, how often does a smoker seriously come up to you and just blow smoke right at you...you`re so dratin whiney. I quit smoking though, not because it`s bad, but because Obama was an non-nice individual and rose the taxes so its over $5 a pack...But I admit the tax is 100% more effective in getting people to quit smoking than any commercial ever will be.
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    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    April 6, 2009 at 5:41 pm
    GRRRGH! >_< *shudder*

    I thought I had forgotten what that feeling was like...but it`s still there. Deep within my mind...that feeling`s one of the very worst.

  96. Profile photo of domisgood
    domisgood Male 18-29
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    April 6, 2009 at 5:44 pm
    it makes sense...
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    _Truffles_ Male 18-29
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    April 6, 2009 at 6:01 pm
    free kid
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    monkeyshine7 Male 18-29
    74 posts
    April 6, 2009 at 6:01 pm
    lol Does it make me a bad person that I found this funny?
    ...Im gonna go out for a smoke >_<
  99. Profile photo of MrFibbles
    MrFibbles Male 18-29
    311 posts
    April 6, 2009 at 6:01 pm
    someone tell me how they "went too far"

    anyone see the pictures they put on cig packets?

  100. Profile photo of shivinski
    shivinski Male 18-29
    191 posts
    April 6, 2009 at 6:06 pm
    good ad
  101. Profile photo of bestgamer0
    bestgamer0 Male 13-17
    26 posts
    April 6, 2009 at 6:23 pm
    ya it whold get through to people but its still kinda going to far
  102. Profile photo of PwnedYourMom
    PwnedYourMom Female 18-29
    21 posts
    April 6, 2009 at 6:41 pm
    I don`t think it is going to far. At any second you could lose a parent. Smoking only makes that second come closer. I lost my dad, partly, to smoking. He would probably still be here today if he didn`t smoke. If this is what it takes to make people realize what it could do then it needs to be done.
  103. Profile photo of huskyhusky
    huskyhusky Male 13-17
    117 posts
    April 6, 2009 at 7:00 pm
    That just breaks my heart. More people should see this commercial. seriously
  104. Profile photo of greengiant
    greengiant Male 13-17
    686 posts
    April 6, 2009 at 7:05 pm
    I feel realy bad for that kid. His mom better have given him a lolipop or something after that.

    This is still the 60`s right?

  105. Profile photo of EmoGangster
    EmoGangster Male 13-17
    184 posts
    April 6, 2009 at 7:13 pm
    They have a point; leave your kid for a minute, they`ll cry.
    Die due to smoking and leave them forever, and it`ll have even worse consequences.
  106. Profile photo of Aciliveth
    Aciliveth Male 18-29
    285 posts
    April 6, 2009 at 7:34 pm
    The UK has the most effective commercials. They need to air over here. Freaking seriously...
  107. Profile photo of ghoulie11
    ghoulie11 Male 18-29
    359 posts
    April 6, 2009 at 7:40 pm
    Oh yea because everyone knows that you die from smoking at about 35
  108. Profile photo of JGESS
    JGESS Male 18-29
    433 posts
    April 6, 2009 at 7:48 pm
    good commercial... would have liked to have seen it put something a little more serious than smokeing... (even though smokeing isnt the best)
  109. Profile photo of DVLDRVR666
    DVLDRVR666 Male 13-17
    612 posts
    April 6, 2009 at 7:50 pm
    if i was a smoker...i would quit right then and there!!!! They should air this in U.S/Canada
  110. Profile photo of KIKENI
    KIKENI Female 13-17
    354 posts
    April 6, 2009 at 7:51 pm
    so is this serious?
    or did the kid cry on command?
    :[
  111. Profile photo of SoapeyLOV
    SoapeyLOV Female 13-17
    91 posts
    April 6, 2009 at 8:00 pm
    that made me cry :[[[
  112. Profile photo of pat125
    pat125 Male 18-29
    756 posts
    April 6, 2009 at 8:12 pm
    Extremely effective ad.
  113. Profile photo of LTimeLurker
    LTimeLurker Female 18-29
    723 posts
    April 6, 2009 at 8:14 pm
    So...it goes to far if it works? Very sad and effective.
  114. Profile photo of pat125
    pat125 Male 18-29
    756 posts
    April 6, 2009 at 8:14 pm
    "They should air this in U.S/Canada"

    They are. I just saw it last week, only with an American voice over.

  115. Profile photo of vitaliy
    vitaliy Male 18-29
    1668 posts
    April 6, 2009 at 8:24 pm
    My stance on ads from the UK has only been cemented by this: They are MESSED up
  116. Profile photo of Schmee2369
    Schmee2369 Female 18-29
    11 posts
    April 6, 2009 at 8:31 pm
    ...She didnt take it too far....the kid cried alittle....kids cry everyday....It scared him alittle...lol....so, im sure he was SURE super duper happy when he did see him mom....I got kids...it aint bad...and if you think it is, what?....you wouldnt do that?...cuz its sooo bad...lol...loosen up. i c your one of.."those" parents....who "think" they raise there kid "so good"...lol....u raise yours...let others raise theres...besides the add was good...real good...got the point across....and they needed real footage...not a kid fake cryin...it wouldnt have been as good...so...to all those who believe it went "too far"...what is it kid torture...you think they should go to jail...lmao...nerds
  117. Profile photo of SweetSummer
    SweetSummer Female 18-29
    52 posts
    April 6, 2009 at 8:34 pm
    My friend told me about this commercial earlier today. Poor kid...
  118. Profile photo of Negative_One
    Negative_One Male 30-39
    2583 posts
    April 6, 2009 at 8:34 pm
    BWAAHAHAHAHA!! Ahh yes, there is nothing more humorous than the tears of a small child.
  119. Profile photo of Neagle
    Neagle Male 30-39
    1405 posts
    April 6, 2009 at 8:34 pm
    Taxes on tobacco are not meant to get people to stop smoking no mater what excuse a government uses. It`s because its a unsociable vice that legislatures can easily pass without much grumbling from there constituents. Simple put, they do it because they can get away with it. That said, if you smoke cigarettes your just a cog in the machine.
  120. Profile photo of outfire
    outfire Male 13-17
    524 posts
    April 6, 2009 at 8:40 pm
    ANYTHING can spark a toddler to cry, intentional or not, and even then, it`s not like this kid was abused on set or anything, he just started to cry near the end of the scene from what i`ve heard. even if it was intentional, the kid will get over it, he got scared ONCE, he`ll get over it.
  121. Profile photo of bloostarfish
    bloostarfish Female 18-29
    326 posts
    April 6, 2009 at 8:44 pm
    reminds me of that issue with the photographer taking pics of children crying. can anyone remember her name?
  122. Profile photo of bloostarfish
    bloostarfish Female 18-29
    326 posts
    April 6, 2009 at 8:47 pm
    awww..makes me want to hug him... :(
  123. Profile photo of rikakitty
    rikakitty Female 18-29
    683 posts
    April 6, 2009 at 9:03 pm
    That makes me wanna cry. And I don`t even smoke. :(
  124. Profile photo of roxidied
    roxidied Female 13-17
    322 posts
    April 6, 2009 at 9:13 pm
    `gone too far`? Pfft watch the British ones :D.

    How on Earth would this make childless smokers quit?

  125. Profile photo of fighterjoe22
    fighterjoe22 Female 13-17
    26 posts
    April 6, 2009 at 9:31 pm
    lol glad I don`t smoke. I wouldn`t do that to my kid... if I had one.
  126. Profile photo of Retrorat
    Retrorat Male 18-29
    1 post
    April 6, 2009 at 9:33 pm
    This is an Australian commercial, not a British one. >>
  127. Profile photo of Painter13
    Painter13 Male 40-49
    1366 posts
    April 6, 2009 at 10:29 pm
    I watched this 3 times and still haven`t gotten the joke..is the mom off shagging somewhere? Or is his mom leaving him because he cries like that 24-7. If this is really an anti-smoking commercial, why is it only aimed at parents, are single people not worthy of helping to quit smoking?
  128. Profile photo of alfietoon
    alfietoon Male 18-29
    1164 posts
    April 6, 2009 at 10:39 pm
    FOR THE LOVE OF GOD LET ME ENJOY MY DEATHSTICK! *curls up in corner* baww ;_;
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    XxBrodstaxX Female 18-29
    56 posts
    April 6, 2009 at 11:26 pm
    awwwwwww, you made me cry
  130. Profile photo of dragonshadoz
    dragonshadoz Female 18-29
    4031 posts
    April 6, 2009 at 11:43 pm
    I don`t see how that went too far?
  131. Profile photo of blargendarg
    blargendarg Male 30-39
    376 posts
    April 6, 2009 at 11:52 pm
    yeah, it`s already occurred to me. the way it was put together feels cheap, but they`re not wrong, necessarily...just barking up the wrong tree. though there should be some other versions of this ad, not the least of which would involve one of the many many fat as hell parents out there... do i get leniency for not being a porker as well?

  132. Profile photo of KRAYZEEGIRL
    KRAYZEEGIRL Female 30-39
    447 posts
    April 7, 2009 at 12:29 am
    cigarettes are the hardest drug to quit. My mother died of lung cancer april 20, 2007, she was 61 years old. She died right in front of my father, my brother and myself and there was nothing we could do. I tried to give her CPR but she just laid there dead and vomited all over herself. I have been trying to stop smoking ever since and so far it is impossible. So if you have never smoked or have already found the will power to stop. please never smoke cigarrettes.
  133. Profile photo of zilla7777
    zilla7777 Male 13-17
    204 posts
    April 7, 2009 at 1:41 am
    yea the government approved ads here in australia are horrible. i got off the bus a few weeks ago and the back had a picture to look like the bus stopped and someone hit the back flew though their windshield and splattered on the back of the bus
  134. Profile photo of aussieguy29
    aussieguy29 Male 18-29
    420 posts
    April 7, 2009 at 1:51 am
    my god KRAYZEEGIRL, your mother died in front of you from smoking and you still cant give up? what bigger message or motivation do you need?
  135. Profile photo of trp712
    trp712 Male 18-29
    2239 posts
    April 7, 2009 at 2:19 am
    :{

    Couldn`t they have got an actor or something?

  136. Profile photo of FloridaSnow
    FloridaSnow Male 18-29
    416 posts
    April 7, 2009 at 2:23 am
    Fact- cigarettes are more addictive than heroin
  137. Profile photo of tika12001
    tika12001 Female 18-29
    324 posts
    April 7, 2009 at 2:59 am
    I saw this recently when I went to the movies. It still makes me cry. :-(
  138. Profile photo of Konaa
    Konaa Male 13-17
    5 posts
    April 7, 2009 at 3:31 am
    wtf does this have to do with smoking?
  139. Profile photo of felixbuzz
    felixbuzz Male 60-69
    126 posts
    April 7, 2009 at 4:07 am
    WAY too far they should have got an actor
  140. Profile photo of Boredx12
    Boredx12 Female 13-17
    1654 posts
    April 7, 2009 at 4:45 am
    Too far.
    Not particularly effective either.
    I mean, if everyones more worried about the kid in the video than the effects of their smoking, its not working too well.
  141. Profile photo of sirpsycosexy
    sirpsycosexy Male 18-29
    31 posts
    April 7, 2009 at 4:46 am
    vitaliy, you`re right. Those AUSTRALIAN adverts from the UK are really messed up. Honest to god, I try so hard to convince people here that not ALL Americans are idiots but you just don`t do yourself any favours.

    Anyway, I smoke because I like smoking and it makes me look super cool.

  142. Profile photo of superdud3
    superdud3 Male 18-29
    277 posts
    April 7, 2009 at 6:33 am
    woow thats drated up ... *kicks the chick down the up escalator*
  143. Profile photo of pomunium
    pomunium Female 13-17
    77 posts
    April 7, 2009 at 7:17 am
    Of course it was justified. Smokers need to know how their smoking can affect their children and family. Because decades of it being crammed and screamed into their ears through dumbass commercials and annoying anti-smoking people have not been effective enough. Crying children will FINALLY get this message across.
    People know that they can die. They smoke anyway. If you want to get a loved one to quit, tell them so, but if they keep on smoking, that`s their choice. Let them be.
  144. Profile photo of lukas1051
    lukas1051 Male 18-29
    3426 posts
    April 7, 2009 at 10:53 am
    Hahahahaha! When he started blubbing, that was hilarious.
  145. Profile photo of Aligirl964
    Aligirl964 Female 13-17
    115 posts
    April 7, 2009 at 3:29 pm
    Anyway, I smoke because I like smoking and it makes me look super cool.


    ya im sure you`ll look really cool when you`re dying of lung cancer:(

  146. Profile photo of makkaal
    makkaal Male 18-29
    123 posts
    April 7, 2009 at 3:29 pm
    Hm. Poor kid. *lights another cigarette*

    I agree with pomunium.
    We smokers are being ridiculed, discriminated and insulted, often by non-smoking bigots who have no idea what it`s like to be addicted.
    Of course it`s still a choice, but if you`re condemning me for it, you sure aren`t helping.

    drat you, I hate that kid.

  147. Profile photo of jar-head
    jar-head Male 13-17
    596 posts
    April 7, 2009 at 3:49 pm
    smoking, i thought that was for population control? Red`s are my favorite, but i couldnt smoke all the time, people should think of smoking like a treat, the Buzz is Fantastic
  148. Profile photo of skullgrin
    skullgrin Male 18-29
    937 posts
    April 7, 2009 at 8:42 pm
    no, its not going to far. Also, smokers are the scum of the earth - especially you, yea you, the one whos about to reply to my comment in anger
  149. Profile photo of lickatoad
    lickatoad Female 18-29
    35 posts
    April 7, 2009 at 10:48 pm
    poor kid, i want it
  150. Profile photo of KRAYZEEGIRL
    KRAYZEEGIRL Female 30-39
    447 posts
    April 7, 2009 at 11:16 pm
    Yeah Ausiguy I know - I tried patches but I have a bad reaction to them because of the glue they use to stick makes my whole arm feel like its on fire. I am actually down to 5 cigarettes a day. I think it`s gonna happen this time because cigarettes here are now $6 a pack and I cant really afford them.
  151. Profile photo of Wtfelo
    Wtfelo Male 13-17
    72 posts
    April 8, 2009 at 4:24 am
    Actually hes crying because he`s lost and cant get home to play his favorite game.
  152. Profile photo of keith2
    keith2 Male 30-39
    2588 posts
    April 9, 2009 at 8:50 pm
    pretty much all smokers die of smoking when their kids are well into their late 20s-30s. and if you can`t be in an airport without your mother by then, well..
  153. Profile photo of Okasen
    Okasen Female 13-17
    523 posts
    April 12, 2009 at 11:38 am
    To everyone saying it`s their right to smoke..

    my parents smoke in my garage. My pregnant sister can`t even walk out there, I have to hold my breathe if I want to, and that`s where one of our refrigerators is, so it isn`t like it`s a low traffic area. God Forbid I have a friend with Asthma over and they walk out there.

    Not to mention that I have problems breathing some times, and I worry that it may be part of a bigger problem caused by my parents smoking.

    So yeah. It`s not about you. It`s about the other people you hurt with your second hand smoke. Until you can find a secluded area where nobody else can ever be affected, you shouldn`t be smoking.

  154. Profile photo of mrkite
    mrkite Male 18-29
    18 posts
    April 13, 2009 at 4:05 am
    The easiest way to quit is to move to Alaska. It`s $10 a pack up here.
  155. Profile photo of beehappy
    beehappy Female 13-17
    209 posts
    April 25, 2009 at 5:45 am
    omg this is so sad!
  156. Profile photo of Breathe-Easy
    Breathe-Easy Female 18-29
    3 posts
    May 19, 2009 at 11:43 am
    its $10 bucks a pack in Canada too, but we know why that is

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