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October 15th, 2009
08:38 AM ET
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  1. RFK III

    This just in: CNN reports that smoking less will improve your health!!!!

    October 16, 2009 at 8:55 am |
  2. Chris

    Colors ARE misleading... in the sense that those who prefer different styles don't know what colors to pick! I'm a cashier at a grocery store, and when someone asks for lights, it's hard for me to figure out if they want the blues, the golds, the magentas, etc. If you ask me, I think the color system already goes too far. How can they get even further away? Marlboro Deaths, Marlboro Also Deaths, and Marlboro Still Deaths?

    Currently (at least in my market), Marlboros still use Light and Mild, but they have warning labels, saying that they're still as deadly as the Full Flavors. Personally, I'm fine with that. Cigarette smokers are too used to the old labels, but non-smokers can read that it's JUST a label. Changing to a color system confuses smokers... AND some people think that's STILL not enough? What WOULD work? What's left to do?

    They're just trying to pressure the cigarette companies, because "it's not like we can ban them, so let's just be stupid to them then."

    October 15, 2009 at 7:55 pm |
  3. Tim Swallow

    Why is the government getting their panties in a big twist over the color of cigarette packs, when the hypocrites are at the same time subsidizing tobacco and refusing to shut down the tobacco industry? Over 500,000 poor deceived souls die of cancer from tobacco products every year, making anyone who produces or sells it a mass murderer and no better than a terrorist, because they KNOW it is eventually going to kill them. If 500,000 people died from Boeing 747 crashes every year, the government would ground the planes and they would never fly again. But Washington DC ignores the tobacco deaths because the tobacco industry contributes liberally to their campaign funds, etc. etc. Tobacco kills more people every year than heroin or marijuana, so why not outlaw tobacco too? And now we have a President who smokes, setting a terrible example for our youth! Government causes more problems than they solve. Who needs them? They are worhless!

    October 15, 2009 at 6:55 pm |
  4. ms. lyons

    CNN's research is hardly credible because they are asking people a limited and pointed question, "Which looks healthier?" This seems to me like much to do about nothing.

    October 15, 2009 at 1:46 pm |
  5. Brian Henderson

    Slow news day, eh?

    October 15, 2009 at 1:44 pm |
  6. ms.young

    who cares its still a cigarette..

    October 15, 2009 at 9:29 am |