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Anti-smoking ads make me want to smoke
I am a former smoker. I smoked all through college and enjoyed it. The only reason I quit was because it clearly was affecting my performance in the gym.

Not a big deal, however these damn anti cigarette ads are doing a good job of making me want to smoke again. For two reasons, one I hate public service announcement ads that appeal to the teen "cool factor". Take that Ad Council and big Nanny State government! News flash idiots, it's cool because it's badass.

And second, the whole act of mentioning "cigarettes! cigarettes!" is enough to fire off the limbic system's desire to start again.

All of these dumb commercials are just brand-less ads for the whole act of smoking.
12-23-2014 04:13 PM
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I know what you mean. When boyscoutish finger wagging like that happens, I want to act fired up like Dennis Leary and chain smoke 12 cigs at their national ad office
12-23-2014 04:19 PM
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RE: Anti-smoking ads make me want to smoke
Nothing makes me feel more badass about smoking than some of the warnings they have on packs in Indo:

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12-23-2014 04:46 PM
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Great post. The thread title made me laugh...because it's true.

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12-23-2014 04:47 PM
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RE: Anti-smoking ads make me want to smoke
Why smoke? It make your face look older
12-23-2014 05:21 PM
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RE: Anti-smoking ads make me want to smoke
Former smoker here. I quit with Chantix and highly recommend it if you ever get sucked back into it again (no pun intended)
12-23-2014 05:35 PM
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Same reasons why I think AA and NA meetings are dumb. Lets get together and share crazy drug stories guys!
12-23-2014 05:41 PM
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RE: Anti-smoking ads make me want to smoke
I've smoked four or five cigarettes in my entire life, but yeah, these commercials make me want to light up just as a way of saying "fuck you."

By now everyone knows it's fucking terrible for you, but the type of nanny state faggots that are responsible for these ads are the same activist SJW-types that annoy the shit out of me about other stuff.

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Couldn't it be that the Nanny State actually wants you to smoke?

Consider the lovely tax revenues it collects.

They are playing with out heads. Of course they must "do something" with tobacco since the health risks are well documented. But notice that there isn't a 100% ban in any civilized country. The state would much rather pretend to care about our health and at the same time collect the taxes.

In countries with socialized medicine (e.g. most of Europe), the state has a direct monetary incentive to encourage people to die once they've entered the retirement age. Thus smoking is banned wherever it's inconvenient to non-smokers (in public places) but not altogether. Better to take the tax money from existing smokers until they die. And the propaganda actually causes smoking to be rebellious and cool again, like the OP mentioned. Couldn't it be intentional?
12-24-2014 05:00 AM
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He says those ads are stupid because they make smokers and ex-smokers want to light up immediately.

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12-24-2014 06:34 AM
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(12-24-2014 06:34 AM)enderilluminatus Wrote:  [Image: 41XFvNbZjxL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg]

He says those ads are stupid because they make smokers and ex-smokers want to light up immediately.

Excellent book. It helped me quit, though I'm still a nicotine addict - only I use vapes now.

My job is stressful, so I need something. If I didn't get my calming drag of nicotine, I'd stress-eat till I looked like Ben Stiller at the end of Dodgeball:

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This one in particular is ill-conceived because smoking is clearly the better deal.
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12-24-2014 01:13 PM
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RE: Anti-smoking ads make me want to smoke
Smoke good cigars instead.

The prissy SJW types hate them even more because they are associated with the successful, confident white men that they despise

And they are less harmful and addictive if you smoke in moderation.

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12-24-2014 01:51 PM
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(12-24-2014 01:51 PM)MrXY Wrote:  Smoke good cigars instead.

The prissy SJW types hate them even more because they are associated with the successful, confident white men that they despise

And they are less harmful and addictive if you smoke in moderation.

Love good cigars. I always enjoyed the taste of a cigarette. Camel Golds and Silvers were my favorite. The head rush of a cigarette never amount to much. Quitting wasn't that hard, just me having a pissy nicotine withdrawal.
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(12-24-2014 05:00 AM)Teekay Wrote:  Couldn't it be that the Nanny State actually wants you to smoke?

Consider the lovely tax revenues it collects.

They are playing with out heads. Of course they must "do something" with tobacco since the health risks are well documented. But notice that there isn't a 100% ban in any civilized country. The state would much rather pretend to care about our health and at the same time collect the taxes.

In countries with socialized medicine (e.g. most of Europe), the state has a direct monetary incentive to encourage people to die once they've entered the retirement age. Thus smoking is banned wherever it's inconvenient to non-smokers (in public places) but not altogether. Better to take the tax money from existing smokers until they die. And the propaganda actually causes smoking to be rebellious and cool again, like the OP mentioned. Couldn't it be intentional?

Reminds me of a few years back when the Russian finance minister encouraged citizens to smoke and drink more: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnew...ister.html

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(12-24-2014 09:53 AM)Chaos Wrote:  [Image: attachment.php?aid=23710]

Great f'ing pic. 1969...

same old shit, sixes and sevens Shaft...
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RE: Anti-smoking ads make me want to smoke
I never picked up smoking, but the time I do feel like smoking is when I'm playing billiards. It's just like everything in excess is bad. Women that smoke though, it's one of my turn offs.


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