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THE LUNCHBOX - THOSE ANNOYING ANTI SMOKING ADS.


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#1 of 8 OFFLINE   cinerama10

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Posted July 21 2014 - 11:58 PM

THE LUNCHBOX  is a  great movie but  don't watch the  dvd  from India. I  recently  imported a copy from India and was  stunned  to see  that whenever  an  actor  smokes ,  the words 'smoking kills '  are shown on the screen. How stupid is this?



#2 of 8 OFFLINE   Ejanss

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Posted July 22 2014 - 02:33 AM

Oh, we've had stupider things in this country:
The anti-smoking lobby in the US frequently took to unreasonable stunts regarding movie smoking, hoping to martyr themselves by being shot down--Their campaign to have audiences "cough" every time an onscreen character lights up didn't go anywhere, so they had a crazier idea:  Petition the MPAA to declare smoking as grounds for an R/PG-13 rating.

The stupid part?  The MPAA said "Okay!"   :rolleyes:

 

(I have just have this picture of how that must have gone down with the anti-smoking lobby:
"We demand that smoking get an R-rating in pictures!"
"Okay!"

"W-wait, what do you mean, 'okay'?"

"I mean, okay, sounds like a good idea."

"No, wait, hold it!  You're supposed to call us 'reactionaries', and then go on Nightline, and have the tobacco spokesmen act all evil, and the studios say we're acting fascistic and ridiculous, and then we fight back with statistics, and then we take our campaign to the Internet, 'n stuff!"

"Well, don't think you'll have time for that, we'll be starting it right away."
"Uh, well, thanks--C'mon, guys, let's go, we, er.....won, I guess.   :mellow: " )



#3 of 8 OFFLINE   cinerama10

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Posted July 22 2014 - 03:17 PM

We all know that smoking kills but so  does  taking  illegal drugs and   drinking cola  soft drinks. So should   there be no more  films which   favour    drinking  cola drinks  or taking drugs  for pleasure?



#4 of 8 OFFLINE   Mark Booth

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Posted July 22 2014 - 07:12 PM

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1) Drinking a soft drink doesn't kill the person next to you while you're drinking it.  Nor does drinking a soft drink in your car cause COPD for your children later in life.

 

Both my wife and I have been diagnosed with COPD due to exposure to second-hand smoke when we were growing up (we have never been smokers ourselves).  Our parents smoked like chimneys.

 

2) I begged my mother to stop smoking.  She said she couldn't, that she was too addicted.  Yet, the very day the doctor told her that she had cancer, she never picked up another cigarette.  Amazing the human willpower when you know you are going to die.  She managed to live for another 14 years but lung cancer eventually got her.  It was a slow and agonizing death.  She suffocated to death, slowly, as each day her lungs were less able to sustain her.  It was a horrible way to die.  I don't wish it on anyone.  Yet, smokers keep right on sucking on their cancer sticks, living in denial.

 

I would be in favor of a ban on smoking in movies.  It's a vile, disgusting habit that needs to evaporate from the earth.

 

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Posted July 22 2014 - 07:23 PM

I'm not in favour of banning or censoring smoking in films, think of all the old classics that would be lost forever but i will say that i intensely dislike the habit and do not like people blowing their smoke my way, i would not be a nice person if anyone did that, i think it would be ridiculous to make a film about the thirties or forties and not have smoking in it, it's historically accurate to have that in and i am not into political correctness, just do not smoke near me and we'll get along fine. :D

 

I see Mark's point though and agree with some of his post especially the part where he says it's a vile disgusting habit, i would add smelly habit too, i have been behind people in the queue at supermarkets and you could smell it on them, they reeked of smoke, the smell makes me sick, as does the smell of garlic, no i am not a vampire, at least i don't think i am, hmmm i better check, i am up late, it's dark and i do need a bite, maybe i am a vampire, i am a bit pale at the moment too, don't anyone tell the lost boys.


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     :Fun Movie Quotes:

"A good body with a dull brain is as cheap as life itself"   

"Maybe it's a sheep dog... let's keep going" 

"Please doctor, I've got to ask this. It sounds like, well, just as though you're describing some form of super carrot"

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Posted July 23 2014 - 03:17 PM

I'm not in favour of banning or censoring smoking in films, think of all the old classics that would be lost forever but i will say that i intensely dislike the habit and do not like people blowing their smoke my way, i would not be a nice person if anyone did that, i think it would be ridiculous to make a film about the thirties or forties and not have smoking in it, it's historically accurate to have that in and i am not into political correctness, just do not smoke near me and we'll get along fine. :D

 

I see Mark's point though and agree with some of his post especially the part where he says it's a vile disgusting habit, i would add smelly habit too, i have been behind people in the queue at supermarkets and you could smell it on them, they reeked of smoke, the smell makes me sick, as does the smell of garlic, no i am not a vampire, at least i don't think i am, hmmm i better check, i am up late, it's dark and i do need a bite, maybe i am a vampire, i am a bit pale at the moment too, don't anyone tell the lost boys.

Kiss a non-smoker and notice the difference. Most smokers have no sense of smell otherwise they would   notice that  their  homes  stink, especially all their linen,clothes, curtains,couches etc.Some people (without sounding racist) also  have odours emanating from their bodies due to the food that they eat.This can be unbearable if you stand next to them - much worse than   standing next to   smokers. Maybe we should ban people too if we want  an odour free society?


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#7 of 8 OFFLINE   FoxyMulder

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Posted July 23 2014 - 11:45 PM

Some people also  have odours emanating from their bodies due to the food that they eat.This can be unbearable if you stand next to them - much worse than   standing next to   smokers. Maybe we should ban people too if we want  an odour free society?

 

I wouldn't go that far, that can be an issue that is hard to control, smoking is a personal choice, second hand odour doesn't kill you.


     :Fun Movie Quotes:

"A good body with a dull brain is as cheap as life itself"   

"Maybe it's a sheep dog... let's keep going" 

"Please doctor, I've got to ask this. It sounds like, well, just as though you're describing some form of super carrot"

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Posted August 03 2014 - 08:25 AM

Hey everyone. I was a smoker for 20 years and recently switched to ecigarettes. Haven't touched a cigarette for 4 months. Even the smell of a cigarette annoys me now. I saw the Ecig first time in a movie called DRIVE HARD (*ing John Cusack). Check it out, make the switch & live longer :)






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