Tuesday, March 28, 2006

No Government Complicity Here at All

Blame the smokers for lung cancer.

12 comments:

Bill Cunningham said...

The problem here is it wasn't 'government' complicity, but 'commercial' complicity. Hanna Barbera, the network, etc... could make money off of cigarettes.

So they did.

Kid Sis said...

Right. Tobacco lobbyists camped in DC had nothing to do with what the FCC regulated, or medical results being withheld from the public so that tobacco could continue pushing their commercial agenda on an unaware public.

Anonymous said...

Give it a rest already.

Kid Sis said...

Ohhhh, big words from an anonymous coward.

You don't like real talk about cancer, don't come to a cancer site.

Anonymous said...

I thought this was your "blog" not a "cancer site." My mistake. Apologies.

Lynda said...

Anonymous, I think KidSis's blog can be considered a cancer site, the same as the Lung Cancer Alliance blog can be considered a cancer site. She is trying to inform people of the dangers of lung cancer through her personal experience. I know I do the same on both my blogs, one that I keep to officially inform people about lung cancer and the other my own personal blog. Maybe you should give it a rest, since this is KidSis's blog and not your blog. Not that anyone would take you seriously because you choose to attack KidSis behind the anonymous moniker, instead of your own name.

KidSis - Thank you for posting that commerical. I have heard that the Flintstone's use to promote smoking. I also understand that the Flintstones was originally an adult cartoon, because it was played at late night, so it was not directed towards kids. I noticed the date was 1961, a time where smoking unfortunatley was more accepted. NASCAR's Winston Cup was also a cigarette promotion tool and only changed in 2003 to the Nextel Cup. If you had asked me, I would have never associated it with cigarettes, but I am not a smoker.

Personally, I don't think that this is a case of government complicity. Personally, I think the Winston Cup can be argued more towards the complicity issue. At the time of airing this commerical, cigarettes were socially acceptable. It is only later, in the 70's, that things started changing. When people started having health problems related to smoking things started to change. That doesn't change the hurt, though, from people who have to suffer or the people who have to watch a loved one suffer because of the effects of smoking.

Kid Sis said...

Lynda and Bill, thanks for your posts. It's an interesting topic.

Lynda, you're such a cool person. The Winston info is wild. 2003?! Cripes!

Hi to Calem, and I'm so glad you've "met" Lynne!

Lynne said...

oh my god


coward is right


give it a rest
wouldn't we like to?

Lynne said...

yep, the winston cup is very recent....

I can verify that because I worked on many many graphic design files dealing with the race industry and Winston ciragettes

Kid Sis said...

Yeah, you're resting well during your umpteenth round of treatment, right Lynne?

Lynda said...

Yep, I "found" Lynne on the Mom's Cancer blog. Plus we have had some nice email chats. :) I have to admit I had to look up the Winston cup because last I heard, they were still thinking of changing it. Thank goodness for Wikipedia. :D

Anonymous said...

Its you non smokers that make it so hard for us smokers to do what we want. Land of the free huh?