Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
h a l f b a k e r y
Outside the bag the box came in.

idea: add, search, annotate, link, view, overview, recent, by name, random

meta: news, help, about, links, report a problem

account: browse anonymously, or get an account and write.

user:
pass:
register,


                       

Cigarette Box Art Stickers

Sticker that covers up the warning label on the cigarette box
  (+1)
(+1)
  [vote for,
against]

In the US and Canada, and possibly in other states as well, tobacco products are required to display a large, garish warning on the outside of the packaging. Since the warning label completely ruins the aesthetics of the package, tobacco companies should distribute a sticker to cover up the warning label with the purchase of the product. The sticker is printed with the portion of the cigarette box artwork that is masked by the warning label.
Cuit_au_Four, Jul 15 2012

Baked http://www.fakefags.co.uk/
just google "cigarette box stickers"... [mitxela, Jul 15 2012]

(?) Say cheese. http://www.smashing...010/12/mandrill.jpg
[Phrontistery, Jul 17 2012]

Answering my question http://healthland.t...-and-dont-exercise/
[MechE, Jul 18 2012]

Doctor http://www.youtube....watch?v=qRO9Uwm1tes
Amusing (and apropos) Jack in the Box ad [ytk, Jul 18 2012]


Please log in.
If you're not logged in, you can see what this page looks like, but you will not be able to add anything.



Annotation:







       I suspect it would be illegal for the tobacco companies to do this. I do remember one company did for a time include a card in the packet, which could be slipped inside the cellophane wrapper for this purpose.   

       The point is that smokers must not only be punished, but must be seen to be punished. Every era needs a group of people it can look down on.   

       On the plus side, sales of elegant cigarette cases are on the increase.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jul 15 2012
  

       I'd love to see a warning label pointing out that in a study of centenarians, people over 100 years old, 60% of the men smoked.   

       Not exercising and drinking seems to help too according to the numbers. That would be something to put on the beer cans though, not the cigarette packs. God would I love to direct the commercial for that.   

       "Bob worked out 1 hour each day while Bill spent that time drinking. Bob died at 75 while Bill lived to be 100. But let's not forget to subtract the 2.5 years Bob spent working out during his life while Bill spent his time getting happily drunk.   

       Something to think about from the folks at Remulac Brewery, makers of Slackerbrau."   

       That being said, good luck quitting smoking big, it's a filthy habbit. Glad I got that monkey off my back a long time ago.
doctorremulac3, Jul 15 2012
  

       'monkey off my back' sounds like a good image for a sticker; maybe a smiling mandrill.
Phrontistery, Jul 17 2012
  

       What about stickerbots that whoosh up to anyone about to light up and slap a warning sticker over hisorher mouth?
Phrontistery, Jul 17 2012
  

       [21Q], I agree (as a smoker) that the time has past for tobacco smokers to stop suing the manufacturers (do they still do that? I guess so). But, at least in the UK, I am pretty sure that the government- mandated health warnings are not there to protect the tobacco companies.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jul 17 2012
  

       //I'd love to see a warning label pointing out that in a study of centenarians, people over 100 years old, 60% of the men smoked.//   

       Just out of curiosity, what percentage of the total male population smoked in that age range (whether they made it to 100 or not)? I suspect its higher than 60%.   

       Edit to add: Found an article on the report. 75% of their comparison group smoked.   

       ETA: And the total appears to be 80% for the age groups surveyed.   

       So while smoking may not be a certain death, there seems to be some evidence it doesn't help.
MechE, Jul 17 2012
  

       //For the longest time, they knew their products caused cancer but they covered it up, said there was no known link.//   

       Oh, please. Everybody's always known smoking was bad for you, notwithstanding anything the tobacco companies said. The lawsuits against the tobacco companies were strictly a money grab by greedy assholes with no sense of personal responsibility.   

       That said: (link).
ytk, Jul 18 2012
  


 

back: main index

business  computer  culture  fashion  food  halfbakery  home  other  product  public  science  sport  vehicle