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  1. Profile photo of kitteh9lives
    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
    8033 posts
    June 22, 2011 at 2:03 pm
    Link: The New Surgeon Generals Graphic Warning - The FDA announced today that cigarette manufacturers must affix large, graphic warnings to their products by Oct 2012.
  2. Profile photo of Reignblazer
    Reignblazer Male 18-29
    2334 posts
    June 22, 2011 at 2:22 pm
    Wasn`t this around for years already?
  3. Profile photo of Iniquity
    Iniquity Female 18-29
    96 posts
    June 22, 2011 at 2:22 pm
    This is the best they could come up with?
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    Renaud- Male 18-29
    423 posts
    June 22, 2011 at 2:23 pm
    the pictures we get here are way more disgusting
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    Flashpacker Male 18-29
    672 posts
    June 22, 2011 at 2:23 pm
    We have these over here in norway=/ i hate it.. but on one of them theres only a picture of an apple on it, so when they give me nasty one like the teeths i allways ask them to change it for the apple one :3
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    ForSquirel Male 30-39
    2047 posts
    June 22, 2011 at 2:23 pm
    nice how they had to make it graphical. I guess since America is getting dumber and reading isn`t fundamental anymore this should hit a home run.
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    Buiadh Male 30-39
    6739 posts
    June 22, 2011 at 2:27 pm
    Good. :)
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    Baelzar Male 40-49
    1399 posts
    June 22, 2011 at 2:30 pm
    These are lame. I suggested they make them as gruesome as possible to get attention, rather than these tame kitten pics.

    Why not?
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    RPGillespie Male 13-17
    217 posts
    June 22, 2011 at 2:31 pm
    If the warning text did nothing, how will pictures be any different? Oh yeah, the whole picture`s worth a 1000 words thing...
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    reefaleaf420 Male 18-29
    89 posts
    June 22, 2011 at 2:33 pm
    if i could i would *like* this picture
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    madmax11 Male 18-29
    733 posts
    June 22, 2011 at 2:34 pm
    Didn`t realise that this wasn`t in the US, the UK has had them for a while.
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    RFMITCH1 Male 18-29
    121 posts
    June 22, 2011 at 2:35 pm
    Hey can someone help me, I want to try and submit something that I think everyone on here would find pretty funny, but I`ve never posted anything before.
  13. Profile photo of Takori
    Takori Female 18-29
    6 posts
    June 22, 2011 at 2:36 pm
    Good! It`s about time tabacco companies were forced to horrify the American population.
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    RFMITCH1 Male 18-29
    121 posts
    June 22, 2011 at 2:36 pm
    Nevermind, I see the submit content thing. Facepalm.
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    Kodyo Male 18-29
    226 posts
    June 22, 2011 at 2:37 pm
    Stupid and won`t be effective in any way.
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    softpuppy Female 18-29
    323 posts
    June 22, 2011 at 2:38 pm
    Those are considered to be graphic?
  17. Profile photo of LBlues
    LBlues Male 18-29
    713 posts
    June 22, 2011 at 2:39 pm
    It`s actually pretty damn miraculous how much smoke your body can handle. Sadly no one is allowed to market vapor cigarettes as a safe alternative. When smoke is out of the equation, you`re better off by miles. I`m probably going to get assassinated for saying all that though.
  18. Profile photo of Tiredofnicks
    Tiredofnicks Male 30-39
    5101 posts
    June 22, 2011 at 2:40 pm
    RFMITCH1: In the top right corner, just below your name and the search box is the link you`re looking for.

    Welcome, and hope your link gets accepted!
  19. Profile photo of EinfachKrank
    EinfachKrank Male 18-29
    78 posts
    June 22, 2011 at 2:42 pm
    Honestly, I never found cigarettes that addictive. I smoked for like, three days, and was able to quit on the flip of a dime.
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    Hiromi Female 18-29
    1149 posts
    June 22, 2011 at 2:43 pm
    ugh. people need to let smokers die in peace.
  21. Profile photo of LBlues
    LBlues Male 18-29
    713 posts
    June 22, 2011 at 2:48 pm
    "Honestly, I never found cigarettes that addictive. I smoked for like, three days, and was able to quit on the flip of a dime."

    That`s probably because you smoked for three days. It took me a few months to crave. I`m not too worried about quitting, there`s a whole universe of alternative chemicals when the time is right. The only issue I can see with quitting is deciding when to quit. Not how. Not now.

    If the government is going to keep jacking the prices way up I might as well keep buying them while they`re "affordable."
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    rene-lemieux Male 18-29
    23 posts
    June 22, 2011 at 2:48 pm
    It has been like this in Canada for about 4 years.
  23. Profile photo of DrProfessor
    DrProfessor Male 18-29
    3894 posts
    June 22, 2011 at 2:58 pm
    Smokers already know about all of these things. They know the health risks, they know the dangers... it`s not a matter of being brainwashed.

    They just.. accept that death comes for you sooner or later, and enjoy the process of smoking.

    Please, leave them alone.
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    Tubby12370 Male 18-29
    1440 posts
    June 22, 2011 at 3:03 pm
    Thank-god this is coming out soon...It will not only help people quit, but also prevent people from starting.
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    sbeelz Male 30-39
    2868 posts
    June 22, 2011 at 3:08 pm
    I`m grateful I was able to quit when I did. I quit and fell off the wagon a few times prior- but then there just came a point where I got so disgusted with it that I couldn`t bring myself to buy another pack. I still had cravings for a little bit, but they were overpowered by my total revulsion to the idea of lighting up again. That was nearly 6 years ago, and I can`t imagine wanting to start again.
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    sbeelz Male 30-39
    2868 posts
    June 22, 2011 at 3:11 pm
    "They just.. accept that death comes for you sooner or later, and enjoy the process of smoking."

    This is true- everybody dies. But death from cigarettes is one of the most awful deaths a person can have. It can take years to die from emphysema or lung cancer- years of gasping for breath. Plus decades of a nasty hacking cough and smelling like total sh*t all the time.
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    kribbe Male 18-29
    2006 posts
    June 22, 2011 at 3:16 pm
    when i was in Latvia on vacation i saw a pack of cigarettes with these on, couldn`t help but laugh so i bought two of them
  28. Profile photo of KittenCereal
    KittenCereal Female 18-29
    956 posts
    June 22, 2011 at 3:21 pm
    I`m glad I quit; cold turkey...it`s been almost eight months. yay
  29. Profile photo of Wraithix
    Wraithix Male 30-39
    178 posts
    June 22, 2011 at 3:28 pm
    I really want to quit. Anyone try Chantix? Any good?
  30. Profile photo of trippy25
    trippy25 Male 18-29
    340 posts
    June 22, 2011 at 3:39 pm
    everyday i want to quit but its too hard
  31. Profile photo of PsychGeek
    PsychGeek Female 18-29
    1798 posts
    June 22, 2011 at 3:41 pm
    @ Wraithix:

    I would NOT recommend Chantix. A good friend of mine took it to try and quit, and it caused such bad mood swings in him he stopped before he carried out his suicidal thoughts.

    Chantix has a history of causing these severe swings in its users. I wouldn`t touch that stuff with a 10-foot pole.
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    LordJim Male 60-69
    6638 posts
    June 22, 2011 at 3:42 pm
    So much gushing,
  33. Profile photo of bordo
    bordo Male 50-59
    907 posts
    June 22, 2011 at 3:42 pm
    This is stupid. Like anyone`s going to quit because of some pictures and more nagging after all this time. They don`t even want people to quit. The government makes three times as much (via taxes) on tobacco as the tobacco companies do.
  34. Profile photo of PsychGeek
    PsychGeek Female 18-29
    1798 posts
    June 22, 2011 at 3:43 pm
    @ DrProfessor:

    if they want to kill themselves, fine, we`ll let them do it. But they do NOT have the right to put the rest of us at risk with second-hand smoke. They shouldn`t be left alone until they get it that not everyone wants to get a whiff of their cancer sticks.
  35. Profile photo of ggolbez
    ggolbez Male 18-29
    1933 posts
    June 22, 2011 at 3:50 pm
    I am sure that it is pretty well known about the risks of smoking already. As bad as it is, it is a right. Civil liberties.
  36. Profile photo of SlothOfDoom
    SlothOfDoom Male 30-39
    2033 posts
    June 22, 2011 at 3:57 pm
    Had this in Canada for years now.
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    savemejebus Female 30-39
    143 posts
    June 22, 2011 at 3:58 pm
    Hopefully it works on kids... could have used some "in yo face" propaganda like this when I was 11.
  38. Profile photo of c0sm0aut
    c0sm0aut Female 18-29
    68 posts
    June 22, 2011 at 4:01 pm
    Already have that in canada, *lights up a smoke*
  39. Profile photo of madest
    madest Male 40-49
    7379 posts
    June 22, 2011 at 4:10 pm
    Shouldn`t the government now force McDonald`s to put fat people on the the boxes of Big Macs? How about car wrecks on bottles of alcohol? There isn`t a smoker alive that doesn`t know smoking is bad for them. I think this is an unconstitutional intrusion into private industry and have a sense that the Supreme Court will ultimately decide the legality of this issue.
  40. Profile photo of plastinum
    plastinum Male 30-39
    329 posts
    June 22, 2011 at 4:11 pm
    Man they should put them on trading cards that go in the pack of smokes instead of on them...that way you can collect them all!
  41. Profile photo of avalon
    avalon Male 18-29
    187 posts
    June 22, 2011 at 4:17 pm
    love him or hate him Denis Leary said it best. They can come in a black box with a skull and crossbones on them and call them tumors and we would still line up around the block for them.
    Denis Leary on Cigarettes
  42. Profile photo of evanbartlett
    evanbartlett Male 30-39
    559 posts
    June 22, 2011 at 4:18 pm
    "if they want to kill themselves, fine, we`ll let them do it. But they do NOT have the right to put the rest of us at risk with second-hand smoke. They shouldn`t be left alone until they get it that not everyone wants to get a whiff of their cancer sticks."

    So...if they do get that not everyone wants to get a whiff of their cancer sticks, it`s ok? The Surgeon General can do what ever s/he wants. Addiction to smoking is much much stronger than these photos can address. Wasted time and ink.
  43. Profile photo of Squidwombat
    Squidwombat Male 18-29
    16 posts
    June 22, 2011 at 4:24 pm
    @PsychGeek

    You`re not going to be at risk from second-hand smoke. Just like you`re not going to die from going camping and sitting around a fire. Of course, I`m talking about occasional exposure.

    I`d worry more about cellphone radiation to the brain ;)
  44. Profile photo of the_windy
    the_windy Female 18-29
    1589 posts
    June 22, 2011 at 4:33 pm
    It`s been like this here for years.
    I sell cigarettes, and one lady came in and asks for one with "No Yucky picture". So I gave her the one with children on it, saying that second hand smoke can kill them and she said that one was fine.
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    Ontario Male 18-29
    229 posts
    June 22, 2011 at 4:34 pm
    I agree with c0sm0naut, in Canada we already have that, its just America getting assimilated by Canada once more
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    green_batman Female 18-29
    728 posts
    June 22, 2011 at 4:34 pm
    Madest, for once, I agree with you.
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    Atrayu4u Female 18-29
    1478 posts
    June 22, 2011 at 4:44 pm
    rene-lemieux, surely it`s been like that for longer..? About seven years ago I went to Canada and remember seeing icky lungs on a pack I bought there. Maybe that was a trial period or something though.

    Anyway, are we to put pictures of obese people and lard removed from surgery and crap like that on our food, now? I mean, if you`re going to do this sort of thing to smokers, do it to everyone else, too. That, or, you know, let people make their own decisions in life.
  48. Profile photo of sbeelz
    sbeelz Male 30-39
    2868 posts
    June 22, 2011 at 4:49 pm
    @madest- I agree as well. Yeah, cigarettes are terrible for your health, but it`s absurd that measures like this have been imposed solely on the tobacco industry and not on other industries that profit from selling products that harm people. Not saying that the government should go warning-label-happy. They should cut it out entirely, and go after businesses that are actually breaking the law.
  49. Profile photo of Genocyde
    Genocyde Male 30-39
    712 posts
    June 22, 2011 at 4:51 pm
    I quit by reading Alan Carr`s book The Easy Way To Stop Smoking.

    Why did I quit? I just didn`t want to smoke anymore. I was sick of it and the more I thought about it, the less I wanted to do it.

    The Surgeon General and his warnings had nothing to do with my quitting, nor did they prevent my starting.

    Spew your propaganda if you want, it won`t put a single dent in smoking at all, until each smoker decides for themselves to quit.

    I`m more worried about microwaved food or flouridated water.
  50. Profile photo of Tekinette
    Tekinette Male 30-39
    273 posts
    June 22, 2011 at 4:51 pm
    This is great for kids, they love to collect pictures and trade them among themselves, should be a hit !
  51. Profile photo of Jen-O-Bear
    Jen-O-Bear Female 30-39
    121 posts
    June 22, 2011 at 4:51 pm
    This is just stupid. Not only do I have to order Gold`s instead of lights, I will have to see these pictures. Addiction is a lot more powerful than these pictures are. There are so many better things lawmakers could be spending their time on than this stupid crap.
  52. Profile photo of Genocyde
    Genocyde Male 30-39
    712 posts
    June 22, 2011 at 4:53 pm
    Next up, Porno Mags with photos of men wearing wrist braces with the following warning: Subscriptions to this magazine may cause Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. ...Christ, the whole thing gets dumber and dumber as the years progress. I almost welcome a rogue meteor at this point.
  53. Profile photo of JacobTrue13
    JacobTrue13 Male 18-29
    260 posts
    June 22, 2011 at 4:57 pm
    The images are WAY worse in Europe.
  54. Profile photo of kirstoner
    kirstoner Female 18-29
    535 posts
    June 22, 2011 at 5:00 pm
    We`ve had these for friggin` ages here. With much better (or worse?) pics. Doesn`t stop ANYONE from smoking. Nor will the plain packaging they wanna bring in here.
    I`m pretty drating sick & tired of the government saying, "Well, it`s REALLY bad for you and you really shouldn`t smoke. We`re going to ostracise you and make all these laws `cause smoking is SO bad for you, but ....well, we`re still gonna sell it to you and make a whole bunch of money off you. Suckers."
  55. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12390 posts
    June 22, 2011 at 5:00 pm
    if they want to kill themselves, fine, we`ll let them do it. But they do NOT have the right to put the rest of us at risk with second-hand smoke. They shouldn`t be left alone until they get it that not everyone wants to get a whiff of their cancer sticks.

    I`d go further and remove all of the massive legal privileges smoking has.

    That would make it a jailable offense. The same assault with any other equally dangerous substance would get a person jailed. The same assualt with a *harmless* substance, such as urine, could get a person jailed and would do if they did it a dozen times a day, every day, without giving a poo about anyone else.

    Smokers know that they are putting other people at risk because they chose to feed their drug habit in the way that does the most harm. At best, they don`t care. Either that or they like it, it makes them feel powerful to maybe kill people with impunity.
  56. Profile photo of kirstoner
    kirstoner Female 18-29
    535 posts
    June 22, 2011 at 5:01 pm
    Also, not a smoker.
  57. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12390 posts
    June 22, 2011 at 5:04 pm
    But yes, pictures like these are useless. Everyone knows and those who smoke don`t care, so what`s the point?

    Maybe it`s just to cover people`s arses against possible lawsuits (for the businesses) and political fallout (for the politicians).
  58. Profile photo of Solvent
    Solvent Male 18-29
    2842 posts
    June 22, 2011 at 5:14 pm
    This is a waste of time, people who buy the stuff already don`t give a poo.
  59. Profile photo of krisley
    krisley Male 18-29
    525 posts
    June 22, 2011 at 5:17 pm
    Angillion, amen.

    Do they put the pictures on at random or do the companies get to choose which one to use? Because if that`s the case I imagine the middle left picture will be the only one we see.
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    goaliejerry Male 30-39
    4019 posts
    June 22, 2011 at 5:20 pm
    Good.
  61. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12390 posts
    June 22, 2011 at 5:22 pm
    I really want to quit. Anyone try Chantix? Any good?

    It`s prescription-only for good reasons - some people suffer adverse psychological effects from taking it. It`s a bit risky. You`d *probably* be fine on it. Do you have people who could and would watch you closely for signs of behavioural changes?

    everyday i want to quit but its too hard

    Easier than a greatly diminished life followed by a very nasty death. Try spending time with the dying. It gives you a fresh perspective.

    For both of you (and anyone else):

    I`ve seen quite a lot of ex-smokers recommend Allen Carr`s books. Nearly all of them have said it wasn`t particularly difficult - the books cured them of the psychological addiction and the physical addiction is mild to moderate and *very* short-lived.
  62. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12390 posts
    June 22, 2011 at 5:24 pm
    A link for people who want to stop smoking.

    This isn`t shopping spam - the product is real, this is just a link to Amazon and I have no connection with the product at all.

    Allen Carr`s book on Amazon USA
  63. Profile photo of LBlues
    LBlues Male 18-29
    713 posts
    June 22, 2011 at 5:26 pm
    Angilion, I would really like to express that your comment pisses me off. But that wouldn`t be fair because in all reality, I don`t know what the hell you`re trying to say. o.O
  64. Profile photo of ZacWasHere
    ZacWasHere Male 18-29
    101 posts
    June 22, 2011 at 5:29 pm
    The Australian ones are more graphic, you guys need to stop crying and get over it
  65. Profile photo of Krowley
    Krowley Male 30-39
    695 posts
    June 22, 2011 at 5:43 pm
    I need to start smoking again so that i can Collect Them All!!

    "One pack of Fatal Lung Disease, please... and do you have any of the super rare Makes Your Fingers Stink in stock?
  66. Profile photo of madest
    madest Male 40-49
    7379 posts
    June 22, 2011 at 5:45 pm
    Larry King smoked 3 packs a day for decades. He didn`t stop until he had a heart attack. He`s knocking on 80. Pictures of decayed lungs and rotten teeth won`t change someones habits, it might however stop someone from trying them.
    Taxing the crap out of cigarettes while simultaneously frightening people from using them is just another retarded thing our government does. If their plan does work and ultimately eliminates smoking, what will they tax to replace that revenue stream and what will all the tobacco workers do?
  67. Profile photo of Krowley
    Krowley Male 30-39
    695 posts
    June 22, 2011 at 5:46 pm
    BTW- Chantrix worked extemely well for me. I kicked easy, with the only side effect being weird, intense dreams, which i kinda enjoyed.

    My buddy, tho, got pretty depressed on the stuff and had to discontinue.
  68. Profile photo of ScubaFett
    ScubaFett Male 18-29
    176 posts
    June 22, 2011 at 6:08 pm
    We already have this in Australia, now they wanna make all the packets the same colour of olive green. Just ban them altogether, what a stupid habit.
  69. Profile photo of Helgarin
    Helgarin Male 18-29
    506 posts
    June 22, 2011 at 6:17 pm
    These are hardly graphic..
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    cyborg Male 13-17
    2790 posts
    June 22, 2011 at 6:33 pm
    because reading is so hard
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    Clunkst Male 18-29
    113 posts
    June 22, 2011 at 6:42 pm
    now we just need some disclaimers like these on fast food
  72. Profile photo of SarahofBorg
    SarahofBorg Female 18-29
    3564 posts
    June 22, 2011 at 6:49 pm
    Why does the FDA still allow cigarettes to be sold in the first place? The only people who smoke today are either stupid kids or people who hate themselves enough to want to die miserably.
  73. Profile photo of pui
    pui Female 18-29
    3575 posts
    June 22, 2011 at 6:54 pm
    @madest Not sure why the US government wants to deter smoking, but in Canada we have public health care, so it makes sense that the government would want as little smokers as possible who are more likely to have health problems that we all have to collectively pay to treat out of our taxes. :\
  74. Profile photo of Spellwarrior
    Spellwarrior Male 18-29
    45 posts
    June 22, 2011 at 7:09 pm
    There is no extensive proof that second hand smoke harms, any propaganda you might have heard about it is always half baked, and draters eat it up like it`s golden. Anyone that tries to argue this, I will guarantee, will try throwing up links of half baked studies, that still don`t ostensibly prove with hard fact that second hand smoke kills. Everyone only listens to what they`re told. Sheep.
  75. Profile photo of keith2
    keith2 Male 18-29
    2587 posts
    June 22, 2011 at 7:12 pm
    Why do they insist smokers don`t know the risks? Do they really think putting pictures on the packs will stop people from smoking? Hell no. They need to leave us the hell alone.
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    zephid Male 30-39
    92 posts
    June 22, 2011 at 7:13 pm
    Do these pics work? Has anyone got statistics on the number of users/new smokers in the countries that have had these for years?
  77. Profile photo of Ripper398
    Ripper398 Male 18-29
    1310 posts
    June 22, 2011 at 7:14 pm
    Oh all of you self righteous twats can go drat yourselves. The smokers of America don`t need your tax dollars to pay for our "health problems" either. Cigarettes cost so much, we have to have a job to pay for them. I want my smokes like you morons need your booze, your weed, and your other legal/illegal drugs. So drat off. See, now you`ve got me so worked up, I need a cigarette. I hope you`re happy with yourselves.
  78. Profile photo of madest
    madest Male 40-49
    7379 posts
    June 22, 2011 at 7:18 pm
    pui, makes sense when you put it that way.
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    BiGpHiL Male 18-29
    261 posts
    June 22, 2011 at 7:21 pm
    its like that in canada since 2000

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    mcmals Female 18-29
    146 posts
    June 22, 2011 at 7:21 pm
    I know some people are going to disagree with this, but I see smoking as a form of natural selection.....those are who stupid enough to smoke should not be surviving......it`s just a shame that their poor choices affect others....I say if someone really wants to kill themselves like that then let them....these days people know full well what smoking does to you and there are many aids to help you quit
  81. Profile photo of Ripper398
    Ripper398 Male 18-29
    1310 posts
    June 22, 2011 at 7:28 pm
    Oh all of you self righteous twats can go drat yourselves. The smokers of America don`t need your tax dollars to pay for our "health problems" either. Cigarettes cost so much, we have to have a job to pay for them. I want my smokes like you morons need your booze, your weed, and your other legal/illegal drugs. So drat off. See, now you`ve got me so worked up, I need a cigarette. I hope you`re happy with yourselves.
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    shamille Female 18-29
    831 posts
    June 22, 2011 at 7:48 pm
    they look good
  83. Profile photo of OliveHaze
    OliveHaze Female 18-29
    29 posts
    June 22, 2011 at 7:53 pm
    Why are smokers constantly subject to harassment? It`s like the U.S. couldn`t come up with anything productive to do, so they`re just pretending to do something. Kindof like when you hate your job and just pretend to do work.

    Also, I love the "smokers tax our health care system" argument, it`s not like the obese majority have any health problems or anything..... We should start putting labels like that on food.
  84. Profile photo of Squidbush
    Squidbush Male 40-49
    710 posts
    June 22, 2011 at 8:03 pm
    "Now we need fat people on burgers "
    Just go to any fast food place, you`ll see plenty of `examples`.
  85. Profile photo of Scuzoid
    Scuzoid Male 30-39
    1268 posts
    June 22, 2011 at 8:03 pm
    Homicidal, suicidal, genocidal, filicidal (I`m not actually a father though.) dreams were standard fare before I went onto Chantix. They were just more lucid when I was on it.

    Since it was free, once the military offered Chantix, a lot of people I knew decided to try it. Beyond highly vivid dreams, no one I knew really had any adverse side effects.

    IMO, Chantix is the way to go.
  86. Profile photo of vanillabear
    vanillabear Male 18-29
    174 posts
    June 22, 2011 at 8:15 pm
    Pfffffffffft we already do this in Canada. Its great. Also disgusting!
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    CurlybackJoe Male 18-29
    222 posts
    June 22, 2011 at 8:33 pm
    Wow we have waaaay worse ones in New Zealand. They take up the entire back side of the cigarette packet. Rotten Teeth falling out, Eyelids pulled back on an cancerous eye...
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    CurlybackJoe Male 18-29
    222 posts
    June 22, 2011 at 8:36 pm

  89. Profile photo of connor53
    connor53 Male 13-17
    207 posts
    June 22, 2011 at 8:46 pm
    It`s not like cigarettes being bad for your health is a secret. But jeez the pictures are gross.
  90. Profile photo of kj36
    kj36 Female 18-29
    240 posts
    June 22, 2011 at 8:50 pm
    Going on for like... 10 years in Canada
  91. Profile photo of surprisefire
    surprisefire Female 18-29
    28 posts
    June 22, 2011 at 9:22 pm
    I`m not a smoker, I don`t want to smoke, and I don`t approve of smoking, but I don`t understand why governments are going to such great lengths to prevent something legal. If they really don`t approve why are cigarettes still legal, but marijuana isn`t?
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    rammo34 Male 18-29
    1083 posts
    June 22, 2011 at 9:26 pm
    Those aren`t so bad. You should see the warnings they put on packs in Brazil.
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    bigredlevy Male 18-29
    24 posts
    June 22, 2011 at 9:37 pm
    Soon in Australia, there won`t even be logos or colours on cigarette packets, ONLY disturbing photos

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    jamesboxy Male 30-39
    233 posts
    June 22, 2011 at 9:59 pm
    cigarettes are gross anyway. Marijuana is much better alternative as far as benefit to health ratio is concerned.
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    mandingo3519 Male 30-39
    192 posts
    June 22, 2011 at 10:36 pm
    i am a smoker and i find this whole thing f-ed up. The warnings are not going to stop me from smoking, but i dont care about them. the thing messed up is why the hell usa is trying to make me stop smokeing, wear a seat belt, control what i eat, ... ect. when it has no liability in my health what so ever. if a government health care takes over my medical bills, than by all means ok i will go for that. but as long as i pay my own dr bills, when i am sick, then LEAVE ME ALONE !!!!! that is the same thing i tell people who walk up to me and say " you need to stop smokeing" PAY MY BILLS AND YOU CAN TELL ME WHAT NOT TO DO, UNTIL THEN IF I WANT TO RUIN MY HEALTH ITS MY DAMN CHOICE
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    Poefan101 Male 13-17
    315 posts
    June 22, 2011 at 10:46 pm
    I like the one in the middle with the woman inexplicably crying. I like to think she`s crying because someone stole all her cigawetts. Or she has cancer.
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    xCYBERDYNEx Male 18-29
    4903 posts
    June 22, 2011 at 11:21 pm
    ciggarettes are bad mmmkayy
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    RealBadNews Female 18-29
    31 posts
    June 22, 2011 at 11:21 pm
    Those aren`t bad at all =/ we have far worse ones over here in NZ, we also had graphic advertisements on T.V against smoking at one point too.
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    xCYBERDYNEx Male 18-29
    4903 posts
    June 22, 2011 at 11:26 pm
    If they want to get rid of tobacco so badly just f*cking outlaw it already, until then as long as it`s legal the tobacco companies have the right to do bussiness and advertise the way they want.
  100. Profile photo of tis
    tis Female 18-29
    119 posts
    June 22, 2011 at 11:40 pm
    Anyone else feeling the urge to smoke a cig now, or is it just me?
  101. Profile photo of METALLICAROX
    METALLICAROX Male 18-29
    324 posts
    June 22, 2011 at 11:50 pm
    I think I`ll go have a smoke...like these pics are gonna make me feel the least bit guilty or queasy. Compared to what I`ve seen before at accident scenes, this is child`s play.
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    teddybear42 Male 18-29
    12 posts
    June 23, 2011 at 12:14 am
    I think I`m gonna smoke more now.
  103. Profile photo of DeathToLems
    DeathToLems Female 18-29
    1435 posts
    June 23, 2011 at 12:38 am
    these are old news in UK. take packet from pocket, cover picture with hand, take a cig out the packet, put packet back in pocket, light up.
    meh
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    DeathToLems Female 18-29
    1435 posts
    June 23, 2011 at 12:53 am
    also, did anyone notice how "alive" that corpse looks? hes all pink and flustered, surly a dead person who`s been cut open would be pretty pale after all the draining of blood, or what ever it is the morgues do.
  105. Profile photo of Yoeri
    Yoeri Male 18-29
    376 posts
    June 23, 2011 at 2:02 am
    `quitting smoking now greatly reduces serious risk to your health` As said by he morbidly obese Average american...
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    CurlybackJoe Male 18-29
    222 posts
    June 23, 2011 at 2:03 am
    Once they`ve been on there a while you don`t even notice them anymore, it`s pointless. I could have a cigarette pack for a week or more and if you asked me what picture was on it I wouldn`t be able to tell you until I checked it.
  107. Profile photo of jamesuyt
    jamesuyt Male 13-17
    680 posts
    June 23, 2011 at 3:43 am
    @DeathToLems
    It`s quite likely that it`s just a dude pretending to be a corpse. I imagine having a picture of a real corpse out in the open would offend many cultures.
  108. Profile photo of tedgp
    tedgp Male 30-39
    3287 posts
    June 23, 2011 at 4:39 am
    Cigarettes used to be sold in paper bags. When will the government understand that NOBODY cares what the packet looks like. The people who are going to buy them are addicted to the drugs inside. They dont care what it looks like.
  109. Profile photo of Lauryn
    Lauryn Female 18-29
    437 posts
    June 23, 2011 at 4:41 am
    LOL... these pic`s are so pissweak... Compared to the ones we already have on ALL ciggarete packets in AUS, Honestly ive ben a smoker for a measly 10 years, still these pic`s DO NOT stop me smoking... if anything they make me sad for those ppl. Not change my attitude, I want to smoke less... or stop but these "graphic pic`s" do not sway my judgement at all!!!
  110. Profile photo of EgalM
    EgalM Male 30-39
    1707 posts
    June 23, 2011 at 5:45 am
    WARNING:Tobacco smoke causes fatal lung disease in non-smokers.

    *Wipes a bead of sweat from forehead*
    "Good thing I smoke, I don`t have to worry about that"

    On a tad more serious note, don`t hang around second hand smoke than. Really not that hard a task to pull off, except for babies who can`t walk out of the room or house.
  111. Profile photo of Lukgeezy
    Lukgeezy Male 18-29
    606 posts
    June 23, 2011 at 6:29 am
    They should start putting Grizzley Car wrecks on beer, according to this logic!
  112. Profile photo of FuriousC
    FuriousC Male 30-39
    38 posts
    June 23, 2011 at 6:38 am
    under this thought process from our governmental overlords all fast foot should have pictures of obese ppl, alcohol should have pictures of drunk driving fatalities, condoms with pics of STD infected vagina . more government more control more stupidity
  113. Profile photo of McGovern1981
    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14273 posts
    June 23, 2011 at 7:15 am
    Here comes the government dictating what you can and can`t do in your personal life. Our fuehrer Michelle is working on getting rid of cereals marketed to kids. Guess they`ll start to excessively tax what they deem unhealthy for foods soon too the way we`re going. Why can`t our government stay out of things that aren`t their business? I guess it depends on what they get the most money from we have a crusade against smoking and second hand smoke is made out like it`s a radioactive substance but in the meantime we all get to sit near diesel trucks spewing lead particulate into our faces but we`re never told the effects of that are we??
  114. Profile photo of meepmaker
    meepmaker Male 30-39
    6694 posts
    June 23, 2011 at 7:38 am
    Guess I`ll quit now.
  115. Profile photo of Majinosirus
    Majinosirus Male 18-29
    9 posts
    June 23, 2011 at 8:03 am
    One thing I should point out, they`ve had similar warnings on packs of cigarettes in Canada for years now, and they were effective for about, a year or so.

    Now, people don`t even notice they`re there, I would know, I`m a smoker. I can`t remember the lat time I looked at the picture on the pack, in fact I just looked now, its gross teeth D:
  116. Profile photo of I-Am-Goatse
    I-Am-Goatse Male 18-29
    165 posts
    June 23, 2011 at 8:21 am
    FFS leave us the f**k alone FDA. You know what, screw this I`m gonna go smoke. :D
  117. Profile photo of kairobert
    kairobert Male 18-29
    1626 posts
    June 23, 2011 at 8:38 am
    REALLY, just now they do this in the US?

    American conservatives are better than conservatives in the rest of the world. While normal conservatives only prevent social progress to a certain degree, American conservatives are so good they make the entire American region lag behind the rest of the world.

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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14273 posts
    June 23, 2011 at 8:43 am
    @kairobert

    A stupid ass anti smoking campain is lagging behind the world? Ya Europes got it`s priorities straight.
  119. Profile photo of Hemtroll
    Hemtroll Male 18-29
    363 posts
    June 23, 2011 at 8:54 am
    Well if a picture of a bald man isn`t going to make people stop smoking I don`t know what is!
  120. Profile photo of bluntbro
    bluntbro Male 18-29
    3 posts
    June 23, 2011 at 8:56 am
    You Americans are always so far behind. We have had the graphic images on our smoke packs for over 10 years in Canada. Your country doesn`t care about your lives, that is why you don`t have free health care and Americans lose everything due to health bills. Suckers
  121. Profile photo of dramaeco
    dramaeco Male 18-29
    305 posts
    June 23, 2011 at 8:58 am
    Well, I need to quit anyway. Out of principle however I think I`ll find a pack with the nastiest picture I can and make sure I set it on the table next to me where everyone can see it when I go out to eat.
  122. Profile photo of Vimto
    Vimto Male 40-49
    2852 posts
    June 23, 2011 at 9:09 am
    Dammit, I need a ciggie now.
  123. Profile photo of kayakdog
    kayakdog Male 30-39
    49 posts
    June 23, 2011 at 9:10 am
    @kairobert - this is social progress? I do smoke, though I am trying to quit, but this is ridiculous, in this age most people know what the health consequences are. Do we also need the government to start putting pics of pregnant teens, ruined livers, and horrible car crashes on bottles of alcoholic beverages? What about pictures of dead soldiers and children from mideastern countries on the gas pumps? fingers with staff infections from papercuts on the cover of a book? This is one step closer to telling people what they can and can`t do; personally I think it is f**king with individual rights a bit.
  124. Profile photo of bigbaddave
    bigbaddave Male 40-49
    214 posts
    June 23, 2011 at 9:11 am
    I don`t see any particular point into putting these types of warnings on the packaging... I mean seriously, if you don`t know by now that smoking can adversely affect your health then your never gonna know.
  125. Profile photo of kayakdog
    kayakdog Male 30-39
    49 posts
    June 23, 2011 at 9:12 am
    @bluntbro - at least we`re not Canadian eh?
  126. Profile photo of ecstacy911
    ecstacy911 Female 18-29
    105 posts
    June 23, 2011 at 9:14 am
    They have had pictures a lot worse than those on Canadian cigarettes for a long time. The most effective way to stop people from smoking isn`t random gross pictures, it`s taxation. Where I live in Canada a pack of king sized Belmonts costs $15 all because of taxes. I quit because I started paying for school and couldn`t afford to smoke anymore.
  127. Profile photo of dramaeco
    dramaeco Male 18-29
    305 posts
    June 23, 2011 at 9:15 am
    Anytime someone comes up to me with "You know, that`s bad for you." I always act shocked, I start ranting and raving about how nobody ever told me that...
  128. Profile photo of dramaeco
    dramaeco Male 18-29
    305 posts
    June 23, 2011 at 9:16 am
    But when are they going to require dead people on the McDonald`s bags?
  129. Profile photo of korahn
    korahn Male 30-39
    1249 posts
    June 23, 2011 at 10:02 am
    Like ecstacy911 said, We`ve had much worse pictures on ours up here. Taxation is nuts as well (cheapest legal smokes around here are about $10/pack). I`m surprised there`s no pictures of car crashes and ruined livers on liquor bottles.
  130. Profile photo of McGovern1981
    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14273 posts
    June 23, 2011 at 10:29 am
    Oh ya Europe and Canada is soo far ahead soon they`ll establish meal plans for all their plebs I mean citizens for the benefit of a "greater" society. Great idea!! you all know so much about what`s so good for everyone else!!
  131. Profile photo of diylobotomy
    diylobotomy Male 18-29
    1832 posts
    June 23, 2011 at 11:00 am
    I dont smoke. I will never smoke. And I think the anti-smoking campaign is f*cking insane. Pretty much the only place cigarettes are advertised is crappy magazines, and people still say smoking is `glamorized`. I say bullpoo.
  132. Profile photo of dumbassbufet
    dumbassbufet Male 13-17
    75 posts
    June 23, 2011 at 11:09 am
    so what. we`ve had these in canada for a long time and in fact, they`re making the pictures take up 75% of the package starting this year
  133. Profile photo of lazerdude
    lazerdude Male 13-17
    221 posts
    June 23, 2011 at 11:27 am
    People wanna smoke; let em`. Just not near anyone else! Their lungs, let them kill themselves. Just don`t harm us in the bloody process!
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    tobyvictory Male 70 & Over
    407 posts
    June 23, 2011 at 11:53 am
    Those are tame compared with Canada and Mexico. Probably a lot of other countries as well.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25405 posts
    June 23, 2011 at 12:35 pm
    these have been in australia for a long time
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    CoyoteKing Male 18-29
    2988 posts
    June 23, 2011 at 1:48 pm
    I see whats next: when you buy a pack of cigarettes, the place selling it to you gives you a free sticker for your purchase, the same size as the graphic warning.
  137. Profile photo of doug1963aaa
    doug1963aaa Male 40-49
    347 posts
    June 23, 2011 at 3:46 pm
    My guess is that cigarette cases will come back in style.
  138. Profile photo of malikymoo
    malikymoo Female 18-29
    2029 posts
    June 23, 2011 at 3:59 pm
    they have also been in europe long time
  139. Profile photo of IshiiDaFishy
    IshiiDaFishy Male 18-29
    773 posts
    June 23, 2011 at 4:46 pm
    Canadian smokes have the best gore all over them man, you can`t find scarier stuff in horror movies. its glorious ( for gore lovers anyway ) ^-^
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    IshiiDaFishy Male 18-29
    773 posts
    June 23, 2011 at 4:53 pm
    @Majinosirus
    I GOT THE GROSS TEETH TOO.
  141. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12390 posts
    June 23, 2011 at 5:42 pm
    Why are smokers constantly subject to harassment?

    A slight decrease in levels of legal privileges is not harassment.

    Even if it was, harassing people for harming other people is not a bad thing. Do you complain about pickpockets being constantly subject to harassment? Car thieves? Burglars? If not, why not?
  142. Profile photo of robosnitz
    robosnitz Male 40-49
    2737 posts
    June 23, 2011 at 5:45 pm
    They`ll probably raise the prices again too. God Dammit!
  143. Profile photo of 19842011
    19842011 Male 18-29
    71 posts
    June 23, 2011 at 5:52 pm
    angilion equating smokers to thieves is retarded and they get "harassed" for breaking the law

    gay sex spreads aids but ur not allowed to bitch at them anymore

    smokers are hated for no reason theres still not one death linked to second hand smoke
  144. Profile photo of sirgurl
    sirgurl Female 18-29
    108 posts
    June 23, 2011 at 6:52 pm
    These are just some of the images we had on packs in NZ.

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    rikakitty Female 18-29
    683 posts
    June 23, 2011 at 7:31 pm
    I don`t care if smokers smoke. I give the smokers I love a hard time because I love them and I want them to be healthy and live as long as possible. I have a little bit of a personal link, though, because I have asthma and cigarette smoke is extremely painful for me to breathe.
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    kameo360fan Female 13-17
    383 posts
    June 23, 2011 at 7:42 pm
    Will you guys shut it? We`ve had this in Canada forever -- it`s nothing new.
    Your government only wants you to live longer.
  147. Profile photo of xCYBERDYNEx
    xCYBERDYNEx Male 18-29
    4903 posts
    June 23, 2011 at 10:53 pm
    "As said by he morbidly obese Average american..." As stated by the laughably envious typical piece of euro trash.
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    surprisefire Female 18-29
    28 posts
    June 23, 2011 at 11:21 pm
    "As said by he morbidly obese Average american..." As stated by the laughably envious typical piece of euro trash.

    I`m going to assume that was a comment on the irony of the situation rather than an attack on americans.

    Also, to those who are saying that it`s the government caring about our health, that`s a bunch of crap. I don`t need the government to baby me. I know what`s healthy and and what`s not and I can make decisions for myself thank you very much.
  149. Profile photo of vegascartman
    vegascartman Male 30-39
    735 posts
    June 24, 2011 at 1:29 am
    I`m still going to smoke because that`s what all the cool kids do.
  150. Profile photo of kangoala
    kangoala Male 18-29
    702 posts
    June 24, 2011 at 2:01 am
    To quote a lost legend, "I hate non-smokers. poo, I`d quit smoking if I didn`t think I`d become one of ya."
  151. Profile photo of dramaeco
    dramaeco Male 18-29
    305 posts
    June 24, 2011 at 6:40 am
    @kangoala- Here Here, there is nothing more obnoxious then an ex-smoker... especially if they are your boss.
  152. Profile photo of McGovern1981
    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14273 posts
    June 24, 2011 at 7:23 am
    @Angilion

    Ever stop and harass a truck driver for driving something with a diesel engine? I`m willing to bet that second hand smoke is much worse than tobacco smoke. We`ve all had this tobacco crap crammed down our throughts for ages now when`s enough enough??
  153. Profile photo of razbitom
    razbitom Male 40-49
    911 posts
    June 24, 2011 at 8:45 am
    the ones here in oz are more graphic.
  154. Profile photo of HAHAyousuk
    HAHAyousuk Male 18-29
    153 posts
    June 24, 2011 at 9:39 am
    McGovern1981: You`re a moron.
  155. Profile photo of vorpalsword
    vorpalsword Male 18-29
    1452 posts
    June 24, 2011 at 11:49 am
    all fans of the movie "Thank You For Smoking" are laughing right now
  156. Profile photo of TheGax
    TheGax Male 18-29
    815 posts
    June 24, 2011 at 1:48 pm
    the ones in brazil are way more graphic than that
  157. Profile photo of Ruffiana
    Ruffiana Male 30-39
    506 posts
    June 24, 2011 at 5:59 pm
    Where are the similiar health warnings on all of our processed food loaded with HFCS/Sugar and calories?
  158. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12390 posts
    June 24, 2011 at 6:24 pm
    Ever stop and harass a truck driver for driving something with a diesel engine?

    The truck driver might be doing something useful, even essential for civilisation. Smoking is just a junkie having a fix. It`s not comparable.

    Besides, you may have noticed a small amount of attention given to environmental issues recently.

    I`m willing to bet that second hand smoke is much worse than tobacco smoke.

    I`ll assume you meant diesel and tobacco. I`ll also assume that you have no idea what you`re talking about and are just saying what you want to hear.

    We`ve all had this tobacco crap crammed down our throughts for ages now when`s enough enough??

    That`s what people like me are saying. Are you arguing both sides now?

    Smoking is the only drug use that can legally be forced on other people. It`s unfairly and massively privileged and that should be stopped.
  159. Profile photo of funnehkitteh
    funnehkitteh Male 18-29
    528 posts
    June 24, 2011 at 6:31 pm
    haha, they`re already like that or worse in england golden virginia especially.. doesn`t put me off theough because i`m too hardcore X) .. also i have strokes running in my mothers side of the family, seems to only effect men. :/ oh well life goes on
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    philipd412 Male 30-39
    49 posts
    June 25, 2011 at 8:23 am
    Nick Nailer sheds a tear...no not really.
  161. Profile photo of vetteguy007
    vetteguy007 Male 18-29
    48 posts
    June 25, 2011 at 3:40 pm
    It is my official opinion that the government has way overstepped their boundaries. Not only do they enjoy the outrageous taxes from such products a picture will do no justice to convince the public otherwise. While an educated public is good people are still going to make choices counterproductive to their own health for their own enjoyment. I`m not saying people should smoke but I think people have the right to do what they want providing they are willing to take the risk and pay the price.
  162. Profile photo of magerune
    magerune Male 18-29
    80 posts
    June 30, 2011 at 12:31 pm
    Cry cry cry America

    We`ve had pictures on our cigarette packages for years in Canada it`s not some act of "big brother" over stepping boundaries.

    I would usually agree that people should have the right to do what they want, but do you know many smokers I know that wish they never started? I`m not saying these pictures will do it, but if it saves one life what`s the harm?

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