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http://www.thebusinessonline.com/Document.aspx?id=84E55889-7160-4AD0-8E9B-B76763011529

Cigarette companies are not allowed to have the word "Light" in the name anymore because it suggests that the cigarettes are less hamful, contain less tobacco, etc. This took effect already I believe.

This article is from august and it said it will take effect next january. So does that mean 2008? I assumed so until I read that this already took effect in Europe so I thaught it would be Jan 2007 in America.

Discuss.

PS: and Dont post saying shit about how cigarettes are bad.

if you wanna post a semi-intelligent thaught, feel free to. Im referring to the people who go "Smoking causes cancer", "Smoking is bad", "Ew cigarettes smell yucky"
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#2
i wonder what they are going to call them instead of light
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#3
I thought light, WERE less harmful, due to stronger filters?

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i wonder what they are going to call them instead of light


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#4
Weren't they named Light because they had holes in the filters so smoke could escape from it and you'd not smoke it all, but still since you're breathing less smoke you smoke more?
#5
Yeah, I thought you got less nicotine and tar from "lights".
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#6
Well they do cause cancer that's a fact

But i'm a smoker myself so w/e.

I think ciggerette companies should be able to say w/e they want and label how they want, it's a person's own choice if they decide to smoke and as long as the company doesn't put some kind of outright lie for a label it should be fine.
#7
Quote by Ranxston
Weren't they named Light because they had holes in the filters so smoke could escape from it and you'd not smoke it all, but still since you're breathing less smoke you smoke more?

uhhh.. nothing makes smoking "less harmful" you're still inhaling all that crap, regardless of the stronger filter. best way to stay clean, dont inhale it at all
#8
Yeah but I mean breathing less smoke is less harmful than having the full load anyways.
#9
Perhaps those making these stupid laws should get over the fact that people are stupid and are gonna smoke anyways, regardless of what the name says. Apparently nobody cares they're gonna get cancer. I don't care if they call it "shit" people are still gonna smoke it....myself included.
#10
I'm really getting sick of all this anti-smoking bullshit, and I don't even smoke. All those "Truth" ads are nothing but propaganda, and all the bureaucratic nonsense is getting old. For the love of God, let people do whatever the hell they want to their own bodies.
#11
Quote by trouble37
Well they do cause cancer that's a fact

But i'm a smoker myself so w/e.

I think ciggerette companies should be able to say w/e they want and label how they want, it's a person's own choice if they decide to smoke and as long as the company doesn't put some kind of outright lie for a label it should be fine.


Kyle. Light is a lie..the companies dont put less tobacco in.
#12
Quote by scheck006
Diet


hahaha, yea, and then people will think its a diet product and the whole world will start smoking diet cigarrettes...haha, thats worse than calling them light, but ill bet youre onto something...go tell a cigarrette company, youll be rich...or youll just get a shitload of free cigarrettes or something...


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#13
Milds might be a reasonable substitute
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#14
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I'm really getting sick of all this anti-smoking bullshit, and I don't even smoke. All those "Truth" ads are nothing but propaganda, and all the bureaucratic nonsense is getting old. For the love of God, let people do whatever the hell they want to their own bodies.

To play devil's advocate, sometimes people are ignorant of what exactly they are putting in their bodies, and need to be told.
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#15
Quote by scheck006
I thought light, WERE less harmful, due to stronger filters?


Diet


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#16
Quote by king_O_dudes
i wonder what they are going to call them instead of light

50% less concentrated tobacco.

or

sugar free.
#17
Quote by ljplum12
To play devil's advocate, sometimes people are ignorant of what exactly they are putting in their bodies, and need to be told.


That's their own fucking problem. Not to be a cynical ass or anything.
#18
the bottom line is that people still know that they're bad for you, even if they thought they were less harmful in some way, and smoke them anyway.

i dont think the tobacco companies should be responsible. they never said it was good for you. maybe they led people to believe they were less harmful, but they never said they were safe.

its like suing mcdonalds because you got fat from eating there. you know it isnt good for you, even if they make it appealing. you still choose to eat there, then blame them for you getting fat. its stupid.
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#21
How about this on the front of the package:

[top of box]
Marlboro Cigarettes


[colorful picture]


Now with 25% less cancer!
[bottom of box]
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#22
In the 1800s it was fashionable to have pale skin so females would use arsenic, essentially poisoning themselves, without knowing the side effects. Without the "propoganda" where would your knowledge that cigarettes are unhealthy come from?
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#23
They did this in the UK a few years ago. Most of the companies just switched to "Gold". eg. Marlboro Gold instead of Marlboro lights. Worst. Idea. Ever. I've not heard one person call them Marlboro golds and i worked in a shop for over a year and a half. It would be like the government making Coca Cola change their name to somethign less connoted with Cocaine. People are still gonna call it Coke because that's what they've called it their whole lives.

Oh and just for the record. "Light" cigarettes are lower in Tar, but still emit the same levels of carcinogens such as Formaldehyde (H2CO), Benzene (C6H6) and Hydrogen Cyanide (HCN).
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#24
People would smoke them even if all tobacco companies renamed all of their light tobacco products to "Death sticks that will definitly give you cancer and probably AIDS that automatically make you gay and mean you like to put many penises in your mouth at the same time if you smoke them, they also support child pornography and rape kittens." the name doesn't really change anything.
#25
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People would smoke them even if all tobacco companies renamed all of their light tobacco products to "Death sticks that will definitly give you cancer and probably AIDS that automatically make you gay and mean you like to put many penises in your mouth at the same time if you smoke them, they also support child pornography and rape kittens." the name doesn't really change anything.


Damn thats a funny name lol
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#27
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How about this on the front of the package:

[top of box]
Marlboro Cigarettes


[colorful picture]


Now with 25% less cancer!
[bottom of box]


dammit beat me to it...they should called them cancer instead of lights
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#28
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dammit beat me to it...they should called them cancer instead of lights



yeah, then you can call a greasy cheeseburger a heart attack...


i smoke marlboro menthols, so it doesn't bother me much. i never really liked lights.
#29
Quote by daytripper75
the bottom line is that people still know that they're bad for you, even if they thought they were less harmful in some way, and smoke them anyway.

i dont think the tobacco companies should be responsible. they never said it was good for you. maybe they led people to believe they were less harmful, but they never said they were safe.

its like suing mcdonalds because you got fat from eating there. you know it isnt good for you, even if they make it appealing. you still choose to eat there, then blame them for you getting fat. its stupid.


No. You're being ignorant. Ironic, i know.

People in the 60s, 70s and even the 80s(I think) were unaware that smoking had ANY harmful effects whatsoever. When my mum started smoking in the late 60's, she had no idea of their harmful effects, and she started doing it coz it was just something everyone started doing once they became adults. EVERYONE.

So yeah, tobacco companies are responsible for a great deal of lung cancer out there, as they were aware of the harmful effects as of the 1960s.
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yeah, then you can call a greasy cheeseburger a heart attack...


i smoke marlboro menthols, so it doesn't bother me much. i never really liked lights.


its called absurd humor

and i must say some people do call greasy cheeseburgers heart attacks ...metaphors FTW!
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#32
^Its not always a choice man.
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#34
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am i the only one that smokes marlboro menthols?


not sure if you know...but menthols make you more likely to be infertile...

but whatever floats your boat
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#36
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^Its not always a choice man.


WTF?!?

Nobody forces you to smoke them often enough to get addicted so yeah you do have a choice.

Once your addicted you still have the choice, it's just the weak willed that give in.
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#37
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Weren't they named Light because they had holes in the filters so smoke could escape from it and you'd not smoke it all, but still since you're breathing less smoke you smoke more?



NO! They did put holes in the filters so you'd get more oxygen but they placed the holes where 90% of people hold the ciggarette. So there is basically no difference in lights and regular.
#38
That's dumb. They're called lights because they do feel 'lighter' when you smoke them. The word describes them perfectly.
#39
Quote by dave_c2k2
WTF?!?

Nobody forces you to smoke them often enough to get addicted so yeah you do have a choice.

Once your addicted you still have the choice, it's just the weak willed that give in.


Haha, until you've smoked 20 sigs a day for 10 years without stop, and tried to quit for at least a year, THEN you can come back and tell me about weak willed people. In the mean time, get out of my ****ing face, biatch!
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#40
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Haha, until you've smoked 20 sigs a day for 10 years without stop, and tried to quit for at least a year, THEN you can come back and tell me about weak willed people. In the mean time, get out of my ****ing face, biatch!


My Dad smoked 20 a day for about 20 years and he just stopped completely. I think he may have had the occasional one or two when drunk but other than that he stopped.

My Mother tried at the same time and couldn't do it. So my Mother is weak willed my Dad isn't.

So how about you "get out of my fucking face" you fucktard.
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