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  1.  (2510.1)
    Apparently, Brazil's Federal Government has gotten desperate for people to stop fucking smoking. It issued new cigarette pack warnings containing images supposed to shock people.

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      CommentAuthorzoem
    • CommentTimeJun 7th 2008
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    Wow. These are much scarier than the Canadian ones.

    And the half-hearted US ones:


    I figure if you're going to threaten people with death from their actions, you may as well go all-out.
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    Holy shit. Are these on cigarette packets over there right now?
  3.  (2510.4)
    Holy shit. Are these on cigarette packets over there right now?


    Yeah. They've been released this week, I think.
    • CommentAuthorMaC
    • CommentTimeJun 7th 2008 edited
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    I guess these are the older versions, also includes samples of warnings from all over the world:

    Check it out
  4.  (2510.6)
    Reminds me of the old billboard the French put in the Paris metro stations when they decided to go after smoking.
  5.  (2510.7)
    Warren, my name is Andre, not Andrea. Can you please fix it over on warrenellis.com? Thanks :)

    And yes, apparently they were released just this past week.

    EDIT: May 27th, actually.
  6.  (2510.8)
    The next step is simply punching the smoker in the face when they ask for cigarettes.
  7.  (2510.9)
    There are another media advertisements, in the same shape, about the smoking horror (some at TVs since last week, I think)... This is the way, for Brazilian government, to prevent smoking and all shit political discourse about.

    It´s funny but this shock propaganda at the smokes packets remeber, for me, the poster for films like "Hostel".
    • CommentAuthorMaC
    • CommentTimeJun 7th 2008
     (2510.10)
    This also reminds me of an old Bill Hicks joke about how these labels make picking your brand easier. "Gimme a carton of low birth weights, I think I can live with that! Just don't give me the ones that say cancer."
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    This also reminds me of an old Bill Hicks joke about how these labels make picking your brand easier. "Gimme a carton of low birth weights, I think I can live with that! Just don't give me the ones that say cancer."


    Yeah, he'd have trouble with these ones. "Gimme the one with the smoke bothering the kid, I hate kids aniway". Ah, Bill, I miss ya...
  9.  (2510.12)
    Sorry, typo. I'm pretty tired.
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    Sorry, typo. I'm pretty tired.


    Hey, it's okay. Thanks for fixing it.
  11.  (2510.14)
    I wonder what it says about my job that I saw the first couple and the gangrenous foot and started snickering, and then went 'christ, what is it with people and their inability to get off their arses and get to the doctors? Gangrene : only gets more embarassing and stinky the longer you leave it.'
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      CommentAuthorFauxhammer
    • CommentTimeJun 7th 2008
     (2510.15)
    Nope; still regret quitting.
  12.  (2510.16)
    Holy hypocrisy! Why can my government (I'm Brazilian) print a dead fetus on a cigarette pack but not a flabby cock? Those images are way stronger than the previous batches, I don't know if they can top this in the next batch.
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    Holy hypocrisy! Why can my government (I'm Brazilian) print a dead fetus on a cigarette pack but not a flabby cock? Those images are way stronger than the previous batches, I don't know if they can top this in the next batch.


    I agree completely. "Bloody heart filled with cigarettes? Check. A man drowned in his own vomit? Check. A perfectly normal part of male human anatomy? No, put a thumb in front of it, let's not exaggerate, for God's sake."
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      CommentAuthorCCosker
    • CommentTimeJun 7th 2008
     (2510.18)
    I remember how the idea of a "poison" label on cigarette packets was used as a satirical extreme in the 2006 American movie Thank You For Smoking. This goes so far beyond that it's nauseating. That's just fucking disgusting, putting those kinds of images out for the public to see. Gee, kids, not only do we tell you not to smoke, but we're also going to emotionally traumatize you for life with these images.

    And that one of the guy dying in his own puke. As if smoking cigarettes somehow leads people to drink pints of hard alcohol and ingest enough barbiturates to kill a rhino.

    I smoke the occasional cigarette when I'm feeling stressed. Usually hand-rolled, because they taste better. On the rare occasion when I've had enough to start to crave another cigarette, I back off and don't smoke for at least a month. There's nothing wrong with that. Fuck, there's nothing wrong with smoking fifty cartons a day, as far as I'm concerned. At this point, people are aware of the health risks, and as long as programs are still in place to keep people informed, they should have the right to make their own choices.
  14.  (2510.19)
    i think covering his ding-a-ling up with a downwards thumb is quite funny...
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      CommentAuthorJon Wake
    • CommentTimeJun 7th 2008
     (2510.20)
    Am I the only person who finds those hilarious? They're the new Pokemon cards!

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