Originally Posted by Bones
I don't smoke, never have. Only about 20% of Americans smoke and quite frankly I'm sick and tired of these graphic commercials being shown all the time. It's 2012, everyone knows cigarettes are bad, stop with this useless campaign already.
Some people need to be scared by commercials like these in order to finally face up to the reality that they should quit. The whole idea is to get the remaining 20% of Americans to stop once and for all, but that will never happen. Of course, we can get into the debate of whether the government or any health agency has the right to tell you to stop, and this could be become very poltical, as you probably know.
You're New Yorker. I'm sure you know that Mayor Micheal Bloomberg has been criticized for getting NYC restaurants to cut down on fatty food, foods with high salt content, etc. People have the right to do what they want without a lot of government intervention, but I guess Watchdog Mike thinks he's doing the right thing protecting people's health.