I was at work and in this setting we sell tobacco products. I have thought of this before and mentioned it to many people, now I would like to forward this to avenues which may able to be help with this perspective. The subject of this letter is about the horrific pictures on cigarette packages (not all pictures, however those with pictures of people with disease).
First of all, I am an avid non-smoker. Although I was raised around these products my whole youth, I am very grateful, to not have acquired this habit, as an adult. However I do care for those who are addicted to these products. Besides being unhealthy and expensive, they now have pictures on the packages which no one should have to see. I know the intent is to show the damages and hoping people will make the right choice and become non smokers.
However a quote which I have come up with is…”Fear is not a cure.”
I cannot believe we would allow this type of marketing in this age (again, not all of the pictures are horrible, just those which are showing people with disease). I do not smoke, however feel these pictures are not okay…we should support those ideas which offer positive influence to our people and change those things which are not okay.
I hope this message helps ban damaging marketing…I feel this is necessary to bring to the public’s attention.
Also we should be more aware of what goes on and recognize what is not acceptable. Please review this as a request to make a difference. (Also I see these pictures and feel violated, because I don't smoke and it turns my stomach, disgusting.)