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October 1st, 2008
10:58 PM ET

A Smoking Debate

In many ways, Thursday's cigarette story was hard to watch.  But it featured what I thought were two interesting arguments about whether cigarette boxes should show what smoking can do to you.

One side says if the pictures shock smokers into quitting, the goal is reached.  The other side argues that officials don't put pictures of diseased hearts on fattening foods, so why should they put pictures of diseased lungs on cigarette boxes?

Where do you stand, either on the pictures or on smoking?

Carl Azuz, Anchor


Filed under: Feedback • News Coverage
soundoff (196 Responses)
  1. Brad

    I think that smokig is disgusting. I wish people would stop.

    October 1, 2008 at 11:04 pm |
  2. Tiffany

    I think that they SHOULD put whatever bad things can do to you on cigaraettes. Most fattening foods are not really good, but they will get you addict to it. Cigarattes are different, they'll make you addict to it!(Scary!) And people know that eating fattening foods once in a while won't do you much harm.

    October 2, 2008 at 7:17 am |
  3. Lukas

    smoking is a disgusting habit

    October 2, 2008 at 7:42 am |
  4. jessica

    well i think the picture will help people stop smoking and help save thier lives

    October 2, 2008 at 8:11 am |
  5. james

    i think that smoking is bad 4 people and could kill you easilly

    October 2, 2008 at 10:04 am |
  6. Tyler

    I think smoking is very dangerous and it should be outlawed. I wish that tobacco didn't even exist.

    October 2, 2008 at 10:06 am |
  7. Ryan

    I stand with the pics. They are more important for a healthy living environment.

    October 2, 2008 at 10:07 am |
  8. trent

    I think those adds would make people stop smoking.

    October 2, 2008 at 10:08 am |
  9. maddison

    I think that it is okay for people to put the pictures of what cigarette's will do to you on the box. Because then maybe some people will stop smoking, beacuse its really bad for you.

    October 2, 2008 at 10:09 am |
  10. laurie

    people that smokes are killing their self i no alot of people that smokes and the dont do alot of stuff

    October 2, 2008 at 10:09 am |
  11. Rath

    Smoking doesn't help anyone in any way. The pictures are totally true. I think smoking is pointless and stupid.

    October 2, 2008 at 10:10 am |
  12. LeAndra

    I think smoking is very bad for you because it could give you cancer your some other disease like lung cancers and I do not it is right to have the cool pitchures on the boxes saying that you should do it

    October 2, 2008 at 10:10 am |
  13. Brady

    I think that is a good idea.If people see what is happening to them they might stop.

    October 2, 2008 at 10:11 am |
  14. Lindsey

    I agree with putting pictures of what smoking does to you on cigarette boxs. It shows the smoking people what they are doing to there self when they smoke. Also it tells them all of the diseases that smoking can give you too. I hope the pictures on the cigarette boxs hep to tell the smoking people to STOP SMOKING.

    October 2, 2008 at 10:12 am |
  15. Christina

    I agree that smoking is a bad thing so the scare plan is a grate thing to do to people so they can stop them in time so there kids and them selfs so they don`t shorten ther lifes any more than they should.

    October 2, 2008 at 10:12 am |
  16. jakob

    Smoking is bad about your health. The pics were good for the smokers to help them stop some people need all the help they can get. It was a good idea for the smokers to help them. I think that need more than just put pics on there put what is in them or what they are putting in them selfs.

    October 2, 2008 at 10:13 am |
  17. crystal

    I think that putting pictures cigarette boxes is a good think. The reason I think this is a good idea because it might make people change there mind on smoking. I think that the pictures on the cigarette boxes should be every were all over the world. If they see what is happening to them they might change there mind.

    October 2, 2008 at 10:14 am |
  18. Devin

    I think that smoking is horrible because it can cause cancer and make you die and i wish every one could get the picture and stop smoking.

    October 2, 2008 at 10:15 am |
  19. dylan

    i think smoking is retarded i made my mom stop because life is short why make it shorter

    October 2, 2008 at 10:15 am |
  20. Asia

    yea smoking is bad but it is there choses to start and stop and if you have a deiced smoker a couple photos aren't going to change that.

    October 2, 2008 at 10:15 am |
  21. Krista

    I think that it is someones decision to smoke. but doing it in public could be bad because they are affecting other people to. the pictures on the cases are sick the people that smoke now the risk and what it could do to them. They shouldn't have to put nasty pictures on the cases to gross everybody else out.that is how I feel.

    October 2, 2008 at 10:16 am |
  22. Kaitlyn

    I agree with you people should stop smoking. My grandparents used to do it. I got used to the smell but I couldn't stand the smell. After a while it gets pretty bad. My father uses tobacco. He's had a chunk of his is cut out and still chews. He quit three or four times and consist on chewing. It makes me mad to have someone on my family that does something to them. I'm afraid to lose them of cancer.

    October 2, 2008 at 10:17 am |
  23. Kylie

    I Now that smocking is sick and nasty. The pictures I don't know about because they were pretty nasty and sick there selfs. That would be a good idea but why those pictures maybe something like a comment on them or something like that.

    October 2, 2008 at 10:17 am |
  24. Brittany

    I think that it is a good idea to have those pictures on the boxes. I lost my grandma from cigarettes because she never would listen to anyone about what they can do to you. No matter who you are if you see those pictures that should be like a wake up call! Those pictures could also help the future adults not to smoke.

    October 2, 2008 at 10:18 am |
  25. shaun

    i think that smoking is a very bad thing to do it does nothing good for you and it goes into your blood stream in 7 seconds from the first thing
    dont smoke

    October 2, 2008 at 10:24 am |
  26. Jordan

    I think that the pictures should be put on the side of cigarette boxes. All smokes should see what a cigarette does to them. I think the pictures would encourage more people to stop smoking. Smoking is a very bad habit to have and I think the smell is so nasty. I think that everyone should stop smoking!!!

    October 2, 2008 at 10:28 am |
  27. Scott

    People should not smoke because it is bad for the people smoking and the people around them. They should care about themselves enough not to smoke.

    October 2, 2008 at 10:38 am |
  28. jalen (^_^)

    There should be pictures on the packs because its only the truth of what will happen. Then it also hurts others so even more reason.

    October 2, 2008 at 10:42 am |
  29. dan @

    Smoking is bad because it can kill you with lungs caner.

    October 2, 2008 at 10:43 am |
  30. Sabrina

    I do not like smoking especially in resturaunts and public places. People that dont smoke do not want to walk into a resturaunt filled with smoke. How can you possibly enjoy your food? I know i can't. I'm glad that more public places are becoming smoke free!! I like the pictures on the ciggarette boxes. Maybe it will get through to smokers how bad it really is for their body and EVERYONE around them.

    October 2, 2008 at 10:45 am |
  31. Annastacia

    I stand to the picture part of the story. I believe that the more people that smoke there is going to be more heart problems for the babies and other people around them. The more that people smoke it causes more harm for around the world. So the pictures would probably not help people from smokeing but slow them down a little. I believe that the people that smoke the longest is the hardes t for them to quit.

    October 2, 2008 at 10:56 am |
  32. gunnar

    I think that it is a good idea to worn people about what smoking can do to you and people should take those pictures a put them all over there city or town that so that it will stop or get something started so that other people will say that they should stop to because other people are stopping.

    October 2, 2008 at 10:59 am |
  33. Geordan

    I think smoking disgusting and all it does is kill you. It also is give you bad breath them to. Worst of all if you do it around little kids you also could kill them too. Thats why you should not smoke.

    October 2, 2008 at 10:59 am |
  34. Wyatt

    If people want to look like that then let them smoke its there funeral. But if they want to live they better stop.

    October 2, 2008 at 10:59 am |
  35. Chris

    I think that the pictures on the boxes are good. I like this because maybe the teenagers will not try to smoke either. I think that this will hurt companies but help the heath of people who smoke and especially the people around smokers.

    October 2, 2008 at 11:00 am |
  36. Katie

    I think smoking i bad and putting pictures of what it can do to you on the box is a good idea but it's true, I wouldn't want pictures of that on my foods that aren't so good for me so why should we have on cigarette boxes? It might work and be good for the people that are trying to quit but it's not very fair for the people that don't want to quit.

    October 2, 2008 at 11:00 am |
  37. summer

    I totally think they should! My mom smokes and i totally despise her for doing it. These pictures might just be my advantage. I she stops i probably get a whole lot closer to her. I'd rather not loose her before she turns ninety. I strongly disagree with the makers of cigarettes!

    October 2, 2008 at 11:01 am |
  38. Marissa

    I think they should put pictures of what it can do to you. People need to know what it does to you. I hope they do put pictures on there because then we might not have as many smokers around us. If they want to put pictures on fatty food and things that aren't good for you then go right ahead.

    October 2, 2008 at 11:01 am |
  39. Jasmine

    I think that putting pics of what smoking can do to you a a great idea. If it's one of the leading causes for death, then we should know whats going on inside and out. If its that big of a deal than maybe we should ban smoking all together that would solve the problem now wouldn't it?

    October 2, 2008 at 11:01 am |
  40. Seth

    I think that smoking is bad and a money waste so showing pictures on the side of the cigarette boxes is a good solution to the problem of a bunch of people smoking.

    October 2, 2008 at 11:02 am |
  41. Susie

    I think that they should put those pictures on a cigarette box. A lot of people might pay attention to those pictures and it would help them stop. Some people don't know all of the effects that smoking has on you. If people see these photos, it might help people quit smoking.

    October 2, 2008 at 11:03 am |
  42. Catherine

    I think that it was the pictures because some people in my family smoke and I wouldn't like to see that happen to my family members. I know that it is very bad and there are side affects that can hurt the people who smoke and if they have children then it can hurt them as well. In my opinion everybody that smokes needs to stop now for there health and the environment.

    October 2, 2008 at 11:03 am |
  43. Jacob

    I think it's an okay idea but not all people are affected by the pictures, so I think it's a waste of ink. No smoker who has smoked for a while will quit because of a picture on the box. The nicotine is already in their system.

    October 2, 2008 at 11:04 am |
  44. Sydney

    I think that putting pictures on cigarette packages in a good idea. I think it's a good idea because it is showing what your doing to yourself if you smoke. Some people think that is still oaky to smoke but they don't really know what there doing to themselves and these pictures are showing them what happens. So I think that the pictures on the packages are a great idea!

    October 2, 2008 at 11:04 am |
  45. Xitlali

    I think smoking is nasty you can get cancer by smoking all the time. I think people that smoke make a bad example for the young people. NO we should let people smoke, well maybe once a day.

    October 2, 2008 at 11:05 am |
  46. Olivia

    I think that smoking is a very bad habit to get into. The companies in the UK made the right choice when they decided to put pictures of the effects of smoking on the box. This SHOULD tell people what they are doing to themselves. Maybe that will show them that they need to quit smoking or deal with the consequences.....

    October 2, 2008 at 11:05 am |
  47. Alissa

    i think that smoking is bad and i think that you should keep putting pictures on the boxes to try to stop smoking. so keep trying!

    October 2, 2008 at 11:05 am |
  48. amber

    I think that the pictures should be put on the cigerette boxes. Smoking is a very bad, disgusting habit that people do. I think that people should stop smoking if they didn't already stop.

    October 2, 2008 at 11:06 am |
  49. Alayna

    Fat people walk around to and you can see that even thought many really don't want to see that. so you should be able to see pictures.

    October 2, 2008 at 11:06 am |
  50. Hannah

    Yes they should put on the ciggarette boxes what smoking causes. What I wish would happen is for everyone to stop smoking. Who ever made up smoking are not very smart. A lot of people are dieing today becasue of smoking. Plus kids are getting use to the second hand smoke and that would meke them smoke as they get older. I think that we should just take all of the ciggaretts off of the shelf and just not sell them anymore. That means no more people would be dieing today because of it. Also I think that smoking is the most nasties thing in the world.

    October 2, 2008 at 11:06 am |
  51. Martha

    I think its an excellent idea to have the pictures on there. Ya, it does take away from the companies who sell them because they are not selling as much and not making as much of a profit. Although by doing this, you could saved lives. maybe someone was one pack away from getting lung cancer, which is the leading disease cause of deaths from smoking. Then they saw what could happen to them, and decided not to by that pack of cigarettes. In my opinion, saving lives are more important than cigarette companies getting their profits.

    October 2, 2008 at 11:07 am |
  52. Jessica

    I think its really dumb that people smoke. I don't get what they like so much about it. Does it make stress go away? Does it make you feel better? What does it really do that makes you like it so much, that its addicting? Well what's so good fun/good about inhaling smoke? It damages your lungs. Do people want Lung cancer? Well most likely not. So why do they smoke? Why do they put there body through that? I'm asking a lot of questions because i want to know why? I wish people in my family didn't smoke because it really upsets me when I see them smoking. One person in my family said they stopped smoking then a year later i found a cigarette box in the garbage and a full box in they're coat pocket. It sucks because I don't want anything to happen. 😦 , Smoking even effected me when I was younger, I got sick all the time because of it, and had to go to the doctor alot.
    I think they should put pictures of damaged lungs and all those bad things smoking does to you on the boxes. So that people at least know So they don't have an excuse. They should definitely put those pictures on the cigarette boxes.

    October 2, 2008 at 11:08 am |
  53. Kelsey

    I think that it is okay that the pictures are being put on the cigarette boxes. Some people that smoke want to quit but they can't because they are so addicted. Maybe by putting pictures of what they can do to someone, the visual affect will finally push them to stop smoking. i don't think it's a big deal that pictures aren't being put on things like food because cigarettes are more deadly, and more people are addicted to smoking than eating.

    October 2, 2008 at 11:08 am |
  54. Allison

    Smoking is nasty and very unhealthy for you, much more unhealthy for you any dairy product or fatty food could ever inflict on you. As a young citizen who doesn't go a day without seeing someone smoke, I am completely for the picture on the cigarette proposal. Whatever you can do to keep someone you love or know from smoking, you should try to use as convincing evidence that smoking is horrible for that person and is probably one of the leading causes of death in the world. Yes, fatty foods and dairy products could clog arteries but it certainly is not able to give you lung cancer or effect people around you. Smoking is especially dangerous if there are younger children around because it is a bad influence and causes second hand smoking which is as bad if not worse than first hand smoking. I know I WILL live above the influence and stay far away from smoking. It is a nasty habit that I will never consider doing!

    October 2, 2008 at 11:09 am |
  55. mariah

    Why would you smoke? it is really not a bad thing if you don't smoke. I know a lot of people who smoke and they are addicted and they wont stop even if they have their parents tell them over and over again and they did not stop. the people i know that smoke are only thirteen and fourteen. And the other one i know that smokes is eighteen and He/She is the one who buys the cigarettes for them. If you smoke and you can still quit then do it know.

    October 2, 2008 at 11:11 am |
  56. ~Sarah~

    I think it is a good idea to put pictures on the cigarette boxes. If you are around a person who smokes then you have a better chance of getting sick and dying because the smoker has a filter where as if you were the person not smoking there is not one so you take in more of the harmful things. Also because cigarettes have over 30 carcinogens, which are things that cause cancer, and most of the people who die from cancer or have cancer it is from smoking. So if we put pictures of diseased lungs then maybe more people will stop smoking and less people will get hurt from the smoking or from loved ones dying. So it is a great idea to put pictures on cigarette boxes.

    October 2, 2008 at 11:12 am |
  57. Rowan

    I really like the student news because it teaches other student about politics and other life lessons such as in the October 2nd student news it teaches you about smoking.

    October 2, 2008 at 11:44 am |
  58. Rowan

    I also think smoking is disgusting and my mother used to smoke and no she has asthma.

    October 2, 2008 at 11:45 am |
  59. Brytani

    I think its good that there showing the people what smoking is doing to you. But its kind of offensive because some people might think its wrong to tell people whats happening in there bodies that they don't want to see. i am totally and completely for showing smokers whats happening in there bodies.

    SMOKING IS BAD AND PEOPLE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT IT!!

    October 2, 2008 at 11:45 am |
  60. Eric

    I think that they should put the pictures on the cigarette packs because it will get smokers to stop! The reason that I think that they don't need to put the pictures on fattening foods is because when people smoke, other people fall victim to second hand smoke.

    October 2, 2008 at 11:46 am |
  61. Brytani

    I agree with brad

    October 2, 2008 at 11:47 am |
  62. Nina

    Smoking is a horrible, addictive thing to do, but I think that the pictures really will influence whether they will smoke or not; they were quite repulsive and make me never want to smoke. Smoking should be banned from all public places because it can harm people even if they are not the ones smoking.

    I LOVE CARL AZUZ!!

    October 2, 2008 at 12:01 pm |
  63. Kory

    Everyone knows that smoking kills. Even little kids know that. Putting a picture on a cigarette box isn't going to stop addicted smokers from smoking, but it woudn't hurt either. Plus, tobacco is a legal substance and it's not the government's job to force smokers to see pictures of what the product will do to them. Chances are, the tobacco companies' lawyers would fight this claiming it infringes on their rights to sell a legal product.

    October 2, 2008 at 12:04 pm |
  64. Joe

    i think they shoun't put pics on cigs. people know what cigs do and there not healthy.

    October 2, 2008 at 12:09 pm |
  65. Dreon

    Although I am a huge advocate against smoking I have to agree with the argument that diseased hearts aren't shown on fattening foods so why target smoking. As many non smokers die from cardiovascular diseases as smokers simple because of poor eating habits and excessiveness. Maybe the real issue should be to target bad physical habits that contribute to the death of humans in general.

    October 2, 2008 at 12:52 pm |
  66. brooke

    I absolutely hate smoking, every time I'm around someone that's smoking it makes me want to puke, so if something as easy as putting a picture on a box is going to stop all the smoke, then I have to say that I'm definitely down with that !!!!!!!

    October 2, 2008 at 12:56 pm |
  67. Tre', Charis and Tavius

    Smoking is bad as heck. We know someone who smokes. He used 2 be our next door neighbor. But anyway a lot of people in Austin smoke.

    October 2, 2008 at 1:58 pm |
  68. Samantha

    People who smoke are really stupid to start smoking, and it can lead to terrible things that can happen to the ody. I think that people should stop smoking, and I also think that they should continue to put the pictures and warnings on the boxes, only because it will maybe incurage people to stop smoking. Let's keep hoping! Thoes are pictures that no one really wants to see, but they are good to help make people realize what they are doing to their bodies, and how much it can really hurt them.

    October 2, 2008 at 4:31 pm |
  69. Joseph

    Smoking is very bad. I don't know why people would even dare to do such a thing.

    P.S. You should work on your puns, carl. They're pretty corny; but then again, that's why they are funny

    October 2, 2008 at 4:53 pm |
  70. Jozi

    I don't really think it's a good idea to put "shocking pictures of diseased lungs" cigarette boxes. Everyone (even smokers) knows that cigarettes are bad for your heath, and they don't need pictures to reinforce that fact. Also, I'm not exactly sure why the government would want people to quit smoking, cigarettes cost a lot of money, money equals taxes for the government. In addition, smokers generally die sooner, ergo a smoker's life costs less than a non-smokers life for the government.

    October 2, 2008 at 5:15 pm |
  71. alexis

    what am i doing? im bloging not smoking , i think iliegl smoking is the wright thing to do. so people dont die faster then they already do.im please asking the new preisdent make smoking iliegl.

    October 2, 2008 at 5:17 pm |
  72. Edward

    They should dothat in the United States.

    October 2, 2008 at 5:49 pm |
  73. kate

    i think that it is a motive to get people to stop smoking so it is a good idea it makes me never want to smoke

    October 2, 2008 at 6:45 pm |
  74. JJ

    I think smoking is horrible and the smokers deserve to see what they are doing to their own bodies to remind them of their horrible habit.

    October 2, 2008 at 7:09 pm |
  75. Trey

    Smoking is a horrible thing to to for your body. It causes horrible lung cancer. Smoking Kills!!!

    October 2, 2008 at 7:13 pm |
  76. davante

    hi am davante an i wach ever day with my class

    October 2, 2008 at 7:30 pm |
  77. sitara

    i think that smoking is really disgusting. And they should show those pictures cuz they need to know that those things will happen to them.

    October 2, 2008 at 7:47 pm |
  78. heidi

    Smoking is bad and everyone knows that. I truely believe people already know that smoking is bad for you and they are trying to stop. So why make them feel bad when they already know. This idea wont help a bit.

    October 2, 2008 at 8:05 pm |
  79. eli

    i belive that you should see what your getting into when you open that box of cigaretes

    October 2, 2008 at 8:14 pm |
  80. Vicky

    Well I for one think that they should put pictures...I mean smoking is bad...it will kill you. I have an uncle who smokes but finally he had quit before he got serious health problems.

    October 2, 2008 at 8:31 pm |
  81. Hyeonseo From South Korea

    Smoking is a horrible thing. My father once smoked, but he quit. So anyone can quit smoking if they put their minds to it. If they put 'the pictures' on ciggarette boxes or smoking areas, they might quit!

    Mr. Azuz! Even from here I'm watching your news everyday!

    October 2, 2008 at 8:35 pm |
  82. LaKota

    I can see both sides of this issue. I understand that the adds are important to scare people out of the bad habbit of smoking and the adds could save lives, but also that people have free will and should be able to make their own choices. If smoking is one of them, then let them slowly waste away, just make sure they blow their smoke in a respectful place with other smokers.

    October 2, 2008 at 8:41 pm |
  83. Michealla

    Having pictures of the effects of smoking being printed on cigarette packages is a great idea! I think that the "ew" factor will have an effect on the numerous smokers in the UK. 🙂

    October 2, 2008 at 9:01 pm |
  84. Shelby

    I think that the pictures of everything that can happen to you when you smoke will bring down the rate of death by smoking a bit. I think they should try that in America, too. I don't like smoking. I think that it is terrible ad disgusting. I know some adults that smoke, and I wish that they would quit.

    October 2, 2008 at 9:17 pm |
  85. Carlotta

    I think they should put what can happen to you on cigarette boxes. If they do that the consumers can know more about the risks. It can motivate consumers not to smoke and less and less people smoke. There can be a possobility that cigarette companies can go out of business if less people are smoking. Smoking is bad for you and I don't know why anyone does it, it's just terrible!!!

    October 2, 2008 at 9:28 pm |
  86. fabio

    i don"t understand why people let their lives be ruined by smoking even though the boxes say yo can get sirious lung damage.

    October 2, 2008 at 9:28 pm |
  87. Jasmine

    I think putting pictures on the effects of smoking is a good thing. Smoking is bad. It can lead to many harmful diseases that threatens our lives. Besides people around the world post videos and documentaries about other harmful products, such as fattening foods and the outcome of it. Smoking is a bad habit and I think people should see the pictures of what smoking does. Hopefully for them it's a wake up call telling them to stop smoking.

    October 2, 2008 at 10:11 pm |
  88. Jordyn

    yes i think they should because even if they are no shocked in to smoking they can't sue the componiey saying they ruined there life because they didn't know about the concquences

    October 2, 2008 at 10:16 pm |
  89. Ashley

    I think pictures should be placed on cigarette boxes. Smoking is bad in the first place and people should be able to know what could happen to them later on in life. It might not stop people from their addiction but now when they get cancer or one of the many other things that smoking causes they can't complain because they have been told and shown what can happen.

    October 2, 2008 at 11:22 pm |
  90. Brandon

    My grandmother smokes a lot but luckily she doe it in her garage and not around us. but it would be a great idea to put the bad stuff that happens.

    October 3, 2008 at 9:45 am |
  91. Alina

    First of all, cigarettes and fattening foods are two very different things. Whether it is fattening or not there are some people that need to have fattening food, my dad is one of them because he's getting over cancer. Others, no they don't, but there is NO one in this world that needs cigarettes. They may think they need it because they're addicted to them but they don't. There is a lot more I could say to this, but there are some smokers waiting for something to come along and get them to stop, this might be just one way among others to help those who do wanna stop.
    P.S. Donate to the Cancer Society and help find a Cure!

    October 3, 2008 at 9:49 am |
  92. Brynley

    You are soooooooooo right!!! Smoking is bad for you!!!!!!!!!!!! the pics help

    October 3, 2008 at 10:06 am |
  93. Whit

    I think they should show what the cigarettes do to you. That would help people become more aware that cigarettes could really hurt you.

    October 3, 2008 at 11:13 am |
  94. martin

    we have to band smoking it makes you're life shorter

    October 3, 2008 at 11:20 am |
  95. Courtney

    I think that they should put the images on the boxes. Smokers need to know what they are doing to them-selfs. They are slowly killing them-selfs and should stop!

    October 3, 2008 at 11:20 am |
  96. shackiliciuse

    People who smoke are really stupid to start smoking, and it can lead to terrible things that can happen to the body. I think that people should stop smoking, and I also think that they should continue to put the pictures and warnings on the boxes, only because it will maybe incourge people to stop smoking. Let’s keep hoping! Those are pictures that no one really wants to see, but they are good to help make people realize what they are doing to their bodies, and how much it can really hurt them.

    October 3, 2008 at 11:23 am |
  97. Liam

    Smoking is for suckers! why the heck do people do it!?!?

    October 3, 2008 at 11:43 am |
  98. Amelie

    I love the fact of the pics on the cigarette boxes! My uncle & aunt smoke and I know if they see what could happen to them they might stop. The pictures may disgust people, but it shows them what might happen if they continue with their smoking habits.

    October 3, 2008 at 11:43 am |
  99. Sarah

    I wish people would stop smoking, and that they should know the effects from smoking. However, the picture of lungs might lower the sales of cigarette companies drastically, so I think it would be good if they have a sheet of paper inside the cigarette box explaining the possible effects of smokig.

    October 3, 2008 at 11:45 am |
  100. carlos

    people who smoke are going to have cancer then die. my mom smokes she said that is hard to stop. my mom try's to stop every day but cigagertte are like drugs but worser

    October 3, 2008 at 11:46 am |
  101. israel

    i think that the pictures on the smoking boxes. will give the people smoking what they are going to look like in a while. and they can kill someone else before they kill them selfs smoking

    October 3, 2008 at 11:47 am |
  102. Anais

    I think it is such a good idea to put photos on cigarette boxes. It will hopefully discourage people. Soon, we will have a healthier population.

    October 3, 2008 at 11:59 am |
  103. Angela

    I think that whatever needs to be done should be done. Smoking is not only a bad habit but a VERY dangerous habit also. Nicotine is one of the most addicting substances there is out there, and when people start to smoke at the ages of 12 or 13 they aren't going to make it to a very old age at all. Whatever can be done to keep people from smoking needs to be done, and I think that pictures will work well.

    October 3, 2008 at 12:22 pm |
  104. Web

    I think that pictures should be posted on most food items that are bad for your health. I'm not saying that smoking is eating, i'm just saying that the people who do those kind of things should know what they are doing to themselves. unfotunatley, alot of them do know, and just dont want to quit.

    October 3, 2008 at 1:10 pm |
  105. Paul

    The prospect of putting pictures of the lungs of people who've had lung cancer on cigarette boxes is completely outrageous and absurd. We don't put pictures of obese people on Big mac boxes do we? As far as people not knowing what smoking can do to you, I have a feeling they've heard the rumours already. Yes, it can damage your lungs. Yes, it can destroy your esophagus. None of this news is new.

    From a legal standpoint the tobacco companies have no inclination to attatch that photograph to their boxes. They don't even have an obligation. The tobacco companies already have a disclaimer on their boxes so the people asking for the photo of the lungs are just blowing hot air. The tobacco companies, I say again, have NO legal obligation to act upon the requests of the anti-smoke organizations, case closed.

    October 3, 2008 at 2:46 pm |
  106. Lourdes and Diana

    NO SMOKING!!!!!!!!!! YES YOU SHOULD PUT PICTURES IN IT BECAUSE EVERYONE WILL SEE WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO THEM IF THEY SMOKE THE CIGARETTES

    LOURDES:I DO AGREE THAT THERE SHOULD BE PICS ON THE SMOCKIG PACKAGES BECAUSE THEN PEOPLE WONT WANT TO GET IT BECAUSE IT WOULD BE DISGUSTING TO BUY FOR THEMSELVES

    P.S
    SMOKING SUCKS!!!!!

    October 3, 2008 at 2:59 pm |
  107. miranda

    i think it is a totally great idea because it might make teenagers stop and think when their about to start smoking.

    October 3, 2008 at 3:01 pm |
  108. skiitsnifr2

    i think it will be awesome it will stop some smoky smokers stop

    October 3, 2008 at 3:06 pm |
  109. Blake

    i think it is a great idea because smoking is pretty much like killing yourself so they should put those pictures on it

    October 3, 2008 at 3:09 pm |
  110. Evan

    I think thats the best idea they have idea!!!!!!!!!!

    October 3, 2008 at 3:10 pm |
  111. Bailey

    I think that it's a great idea that they are putting pictures on cigret boxes because it can should should you how harmful it can be.

    October 3, 2008 at 3:12 pm |
  112. Amanda

    I think that people should put a caution sign on the box so people will stop and think about what their doing to themselves. Also can you put mine on your show on a day this year???

    -Amanda

    October 3, 2008 at 3:13 pm |
  113. Blake

    Carl love your show. It was hard to watch the show. Why would you smoke if you've herd millions of people have died from smoking. Those pictures are a good idea because it shows what could happen to you if you smoke.

    October 3, 2008 at 3:13 pm |
  114. Olivia

    I think they should put them on cigarette boxes because they harm not just you but other people too and they can put them on beer & wine because people get drunk but i don't agree with junk food because that only affects you not others!

    October 3, 2008 at 3:15 pm |
  115. Katie

    I think it is fantastic that they would put pichures like that on the boxes. It shows what you will become of.

    October 3, 2008 at 3:16 pm |
  116. Chelsey

    i'm on the picture on the box side. if you're gonna smoke you should know what can happen to your body.

    October 3, 2008 at 5:21 pm |
  117. Amber

    I think that smoking is bad. I have a brother named james and he smokes the promblem is that i dont want him to die on me. I showed him the video and he said he will try to quit but its not easy. Do u know a way how u can? If u do please write back at amber ok

    October 3, 2008 at 5:22 pm |
  118. Heather

    yes i think that they should use the pictures, then maybe the people, and even the underaged smokers would see what it does to you. i think its a good idea. and hopefully they'll really think about it and look closly and STOP?? 🙂

    October 3, 2008 at 8:39 pm |
  119. Meghan

    Smoking should be PROHIBITED because of what it does to your heath.

    October 3, 2008 at 8:49 pm |
  120. Elliot

    I don't like smoking. Our health teacher showed us a vidieo about what happens to people who smoke.

    October 3, 2008 at 9:41 pm |
  121. Mackenzie

    The difference between eating at McDonalds and smoking is that eating fast food in moderation wont hurt you. You wont get addicted to a Big Mac. But if you smoke, even in moderation, you will get addicted.

    October 3, 2008 at 10:24 pm |
  122. Laurel

    I agree Carl. It shows what can happen to you if you do something stupid like that. How its really dangerous and very unsafe. My Uncle died of smoking.
    Also, thanks for keeping the puns, Carl!!!

    October 4, 2008 at 10:33 am |
  123. Christine

    No smoking ! NO drink ! NO alcohol ! NO drug! NO GM FOOD!
    They should definitely put those pictures on the cigarette boxes.They should definitely put those pictures of diseased hearts on fattening foods.
    They should definitely put those pictures of diseased brain alcohol glass or stein. They should definitely put those pictures of diseased embryo narcotic, anodyne.

    October 4, 2008 at 1:53 pm |
  124. starstruck

    I think people can mainly stop eating fatting food with just a little practice, but it takes ALOT of practice to quit smoking and most people have tried and have given up. They should leve the pictures on the boxes so when people see them they'll think before they smoke.

    October 4, 2008 at 2:22 pm |
  125. Eric

    I think they SHOULD put pics on the side so it make u feel weird when you buy them. I hope it helps people stop smoking

    October 4, 2008 at 4:24 pm |
  126. Henry

    Where is the element of COMPETITION....IT IS LIFE.

    October 4, 2008 at 8:54 pm |
  127. Hunter

    The pictures are really disgusting,but I'm sure it might stop smoking.

    October 4, 2008 at 9:48 pm |
  128. Jasmine

    Just because fatty foods don't have pictures on them doesn't mean that cigarette boxes shouldn't have them, because the pictures are effective, and cigarettes, in my opinion, are just as bad if not worse than fatty foods.

    October 4, 2008 at 11:35 pm |
  129. Christie

    Have them try acupuncture, apparently it worked for Bill Engvall. And DO the pics too.

    October 4, 2008 at 11:38 pm |
  130. Jasmine

    Just because fatty foods don't have pictures on them, doesn't mean cigarette boxes shouldn't have them either, because the pictures are effective, and cigarettes are bad for you just like fatty foods.

    October 4, 2008 at 11:45 pm |
  131. Jeff

    You shouldn't really discuss about why other foods,such has liquors, don't have those pictures because smoking still is the worst habit.

    October 5, 2008 at 7:49 am |
  132. Aryanna

    Smoking is really bad but that is kinda a good idea about the pictures on the box but it kinda discussing.

    October 5, 2008 at 1:04 pm |
  133. wendy

    eating meat in moderation is not going to kill you we need food to live smoking is highly addictive and it will kill you and besides that its repulsive and i think they should be outlawed i loe those commercials where they do those anti smokeing demonstratins on the street the look on peoples faces is hilarious they have this look on their face like whats wrong with these people like their doing something wrong

    October 5, 2008 at 5:11 pm |
  134. Rachel

    i think that this is a good idea i mean, if it stops people from smoking why not do it? It might not work that great and most people already know the outcomes of smoking but they can always take another peek!

    October 5, 2008 at 5:50 pm |
  135. Ben

    I think thay should because som people don't understand the efects of smoking!!

    October 5, 2008 at 6:17 pm |
  136. Abbas

    I will not smoke because i don't want to have cancer. My dad was smoking for two years and then he stop because we kept telling stop smoking and he just ingnore me and my sister. I feel happy my dad is still with me.

    October 6, 2008 at 10:31 am |
  137. Steph

    I believe that pictures should be shown on all things that are harmful to your body. This includes all fatty foods that can cause diseased hearts and boxes of cigarettes that can harm your lugs. I only think its fair to show your customers what they are buying and what the outcome can be in the long run after continuing to use their product. This may be a solution to the growing epidemic of an over weight American society, and also help smokers realize the harm that comes with their choice to smoke. I think that pictures would make a huge impact and help everyone live a healthier life.

    October 6, 2008 at 9:58 pm |
  138. Lauryn

    If we could show pictures of how cigarets make you look and SMELL then aybe some people could stop smoking and get back to the regular life. (This goes out for my Uncle Jimmy)!!!

    October 7, 2008 at 8:07 am |
  139. Amber

    people should just stop smoking because it wastes your whole life on something that isn't healthy and that smells really bad. I just wish that somebody could invent something that scares alot of grown people and teens into forgetting to even think or that do smoke.

    October 7, 2008 at 8:10 am |
  140. Thaya

    I think its a bad habit and people should not do it.

    October 7, 2008 at 1:18 pm |
  141. dwight

    theres no point because it already has a surgeon generals warning. also because when people see other people smoking they just pick one up with out even thinking about it

    October 7, 2008 at 1:20 pm |
  142. Mckenna

    I think showing the pictures on the smoking boxes are a good idea.
    The pictures are showing what smoking can do to you. Maybe more and more people will stop smoking because what it could do to you.

    October 7, 2008 at 1:22 pm |
  143. david

    I think that ciggeret boxs should have pictures of what will happen to stop people from smoking.

    October 7, 2008 at 1:33 pm |
  144. tatiana

    I discovered that all of the casinos will stop smoking in october

    October 7, 2008 at 3:02 pm |
  145. Bethann

    This made me think about my best friend's mom. Her mom wants to stop smoking, but just doesn't have enough will power. She won't try a patch, so she's pretty much HOPELESS. One time, my mom told my grandma that she couldn't hold her baby until she quit smoking. Cigarettes and cigars are bad for our environment. (Air polution.) If you inhale too much nickotine, you can get lung cancer or even emphisima! So, take this from some one who has experienced the tragedy of relatives falling seriously ill from smoking. : *( : *(

    October 7, 2008 at 3:09 pm |
  146. Delaney

    I really think smokers should just wake up and smell the smoke to realize that they might as well just kill themselves. Someone very close to me is a smoke for many years now it worrys me so. I think it should be ilegal!

    October 7, 2008 at 7:27 pm |
  147. Elizabeth

    I think smokin is repulsive and a horrid habit

    October 7, 2008 at 8:05 pm |
  148. Shannon

    I do not like the idea of anybody smoking, my mom smokes and I don't like it one bit. I think that it would be a great idea to put those pictures on cigarette boxes...maybe it'll save a few lives.

    October 8, 2008 at 7:13 pm |
  149. Cody

    Go both ways. Fast food gets the pics and so does the tobacco industry. It' fair and you hit two birds with one stone.

    October 9, 2008 at 11:10 am |
  150. Ashley L.

    I think that pictures of what smoking can do to you should be put on the boxes. I think this because that is what is happening to you and the people you smoke around. Whereas with fattening food, you are only harming your body so pictures of the effects of eating fattening food should not be put on them.

    October 9, 2008 at 12:19 pm |
  151. David

    I like the idea of putting the pictures on the side of cigarette boxes. That way maybe some people’s lives will be saved. Smoking is just like killing yourself. If they see what will happen to them , then maybe they won’ smoke.

    October 9, 2008 at 2:10 pm |
  152. becca

    I know smoking is a bad habit and because of its contents many people can’t quit even if they try. It takes a lot of self control to kick the habit and I think people who want to quit need all the help they can get but for the people who don’t want to quit, the pictures might just upset them. Though none of them were really too graphic.

    October 9, 2008 at 2:14 pm |
  153. Kalifornia

    i think that they should be able to put what they want on the ciggarette packs just not take it too far.Because maybe that would make a impact on people's smoking habbits and maybe some smokers would stop smoking if they acctauly relized what it could do to you, although im sure they are all very aware of what smoking can do to your lungs.

    October 9, 2008 at 3:47 pm |
  154. Hinako (Japan)

    I think pictures like that are pretty good because it makes you realize what it can do to your body and how harmful it is. If people would only realize that it affects other people, too, maybe everything would be a lot better.

    October 10, 2008 at 9:08 am |
  155. chandler

    Why do people smoke anyway? If I were President, I would make it illegal. I guess it would be kind of hard to enforce that law but its worth a try!

    October 10, 2008 at 9:27 am |
  156. Leslie

    I think smoking is bad cause it can cause manying problems like cancer and sickness.

    October 10, 2008 at 9:45 am |
  157. Selma

    I honestly don't know. I think that making smoking illegal wouldn't make adifference, people would still do it. I mean like cocaine and meth are illegal and people still do that. And anyway if people are gonna do it then it may as well be legal so it at least gives money to schools. I am not saying that i am for smoking, i am completely against it but i don't think it would make a dfference if it was legal or not

    October 10, 2008 at 10:10 pm |
  158. John

    I have family that smoke and it affects me greatly. My uncle who I see often smokes and it triggers my asthma.

    October 11, 2008 at 10:52 am |
  159. Claire

    I wish people wouldn't smoke, it is a disgusting habit and negatively affects the health of the person who smokes and everyone around them. I think they should not put a picture of a diseased lung on the box, i hope it won't come to that. I do think they should put things that tell people not to smoke. Information about exactly what smoking does to your body is great detail. If this plan does not work showing the pictures might. Most people who smoke got into it and have trouble getting out.I have never smoked but from what i hear it is extremely hard to quit. We need to shock people out of smoking and also give people the strength to quit. I think we should put the pictures on the boxes and also messages that would give courage.

    October 12, 2008 at 9:38 pm |
  160. trent

    People shouldn't smoke not just for other peoples sake but there own. I think smokeing shouldn't be allowed because its harming the people around youn and yourself because the smoke goes into the air and whan peolpe around them breath that air they will get sick because of the smoke clogging up there air, same with them selves. Pesonnely i think it should be a law to not smoke. Look it the bright side not as many people would die.

    October 13, 2008 at 9:49 am |
  161. Haley

    I dont think pictures would help people quit smoking. Some people eat nasty stuff like sqwid or like liver so you really think they would care if they saw a picture of what heart disease looks like on a pack of smokes? Plus if we did that to ciggerette packs then we might as well put pictures of stomach fat on McDonalds bags!

    October 13, 2008 at 11:50 am |
  162. Shawn

    well of course there not gunna put pictures on the boxes is because if they do that their sales are gunna go way down and the pictures are still not gunna help because after seeing the picture theyll not smoke for about half a day then they wouldnt really care

    October 13, 2008 at 3:11 pm |
  163. Dillon

    I know the fact that smoking kills your lungs. I don't think that it should be illegal because it's their choice if they want to hurt their own lungs. They don't need pictures of broken down lungs on the box because they obviously already know how it works with all today's commercials, no smoking signs, and help from school. People who smoke say well if you try smoking a couple times you'll see how we feel or whatever, and tbh i have tried before its not really addicting. If you're worried about your lungs , cut back, if you're not go ahead and ruin your lungs just don't smoke infront of your kids 1. bad influence 2. second hand smoke.

    October 13, 2008 at 3:17 pm |
  164. monika

    i dont think that you should put a picture of a decaying heart or lungs on anything maybe like a picture of someone that has/had lung cancer like my grandma for insince she had lung cancer and when she figured out that she had lung cancer she cut back a lot on smokeing and if thats whats gonna get people into thinking 'wow you know i should cut back' then yea do what you have to do just dont get to personol about it my mom smokes and i dont want to see her with cancer so i agree to yea put it on the box

    October 13, 2008 at 3:18 pm |
  165. sophie

    i think people who smoke no what there getting into and they should have known what it can do to you before they start. it they dont care then thats there problem. im not trying to be selfish but im just saying why would you even start. did it sound good well if you want an early dealth then yes it might.

    October 13, 2008 at 3:19 pm |
  166. Kinsey

    I think that if they would show a picture, lots of people's lives would be saved. It wouldn't only save the smokers life but it would save the people that the smokers love. I think that it should say that it can also hurt the people that are around you while you smoke. I don't think that you would need to put a picture on fatty foods though because food isn't as addicting as cigarettes are.

    October 13, 2008 at 9:39 pm |
  167. Jasmine

    I think smoking is a disgusting habbit. I think people should stop smoking and find a different way relieve themselves. Smoking is not the way to take away stress. They should just stop selling cigarettes in stores.

    October 14, 2008 at 9:46 am |
  168. Eliza

    I think I would be on the picture side on this one. I don't think they should hurt their lungs if they're not smoking it. So they should put the picture on if they don't like it don't smoke it.

    October 14, 2008 at 9:48 am |
  169. Olivia

    This made me think about how too many people smoke! It's a bad habit! I think they should ban smoking! I would never ever smoke! I hate the smell when I walk past somebody who is smoking! It makes me cough!

    October 14, 2008 at 11:05 am |
  170. Cynthia

    Its true that there aren't pictures of how fattening foods affect you but also there aren't pictures of how smoking affects you. even though there aren't these pictures, most people still know how these things can affect you. Most smokers will tell you that they know what they are doing and it is thier decision, but they enjoy it the same way people enjoy eating fattening foods.

    October 14, 2008 at 12:16 pm |
  171. Kyle

    Your writiig made me think we should put pictures of diseased lungs on ciggarrette boxws because it may help with smoking problems.

    October 14, 2008 at 12:28 pm |
  172. Leo

    WHO LIKES TO SMOKE?

    October 14, 2008 at 8:05 pm |
  173. Elizabeth

    i think smoking is bad. period but if there is anyway to help i think we should... and its not that the smoker him/her self is bad... but once you start a habbit it is VERY hard to stop.. like say you start biting your nails it is really hard to stop i mean smoking is a little more serious but still its an example... i think the people know that smoking is bad , but like i said its a habbit so it is really hard to break the habbit so i think it is a good idea but i dont think it would do very much good because most of the people i no that smoke no that its bad but it is a habbit lol so i say GO FOR IT but shouldnt we have a BAD label on everything else that is bad for us?!?!?!?! lol

    October 14, 2008 at 8:42 pm |
  174. Desiree

    smoking is really really unatractive, i wish people would stop. makes yaa look GROSS.

    October 14, 2008 at 8:54 pm |
  175. carl

    I think that they should put pictures of nasty lungs on there, especially if tit makes one less smoker in the world. But, of course, I would not like to see a picture of a diseased heart on my bacon.

    October 14, 2008 at 10:20 pm |
  176. Danielle

    Unfortunatly, the people who smoke, just ignore the pictures. But it is a great idea. In the UK, people also ignore the warnings on the cigarett boxes. You can easily find the empty boxes tossed in the street.

    I think the only way to stop it is to dramaticly raise the price, and I am talking $50 for pack!

    October 15, 2008 at 1:57 am |
  177. HI!!!!

    Smoking won't just damage the smoker, it will hurt everyone around the smoker. Mabye they should put how it will damage their loved ones.

    October 15, 2008 at 2:01 am |
  178. Rachel

    I don't think they should put those sickening pictures on cigarette boxes. If people want to kill themselves then let them. It's their live not yours.

    October 15, 2008 at 8:09 am |
  179. Jordan

    Smoking is one of those things that just puzzle me. Absolutely arbitrary, I have no idea why people try them. Anyway, I am in favor of having those images of diseased lungs on the boxes of cigarettes. Anything that could possibly deter a person from making one of the biggest mistakes of their lives, go for it.

    October 15, 2008 at 5:43 pm |
  180. Tricia

    Yes I agree with why not pics on other harmful foods. But, maybe we should start with something more serious like smoking and work our way to other things such as foods!!!!

    October 15, 2008 at 6:32 pm |
  181. Paige

    If you know its bad why do it? It's disgusting, revolting and wrong! Plus it hurts other people around you. DON'T DO IT! It WILL hurt you.

    October 15, 2008 at 8:53 pm |
  182. Ellie

    Smoking is a personal decision. Even though it has extremely harmful benefits to the individual, pictures of these affects should not be put on cigarette boxes. Pictures will make people uncomfortable with their own decisions with their own decisions, while warning labels, already present on cigarette boxes, remind people of the negative affects without actually glaring the smoker in the eye. Fatty and unhealthy foods do not contain warning labels, although people know their harmful affects. Pictures on cigarette boxes is obnoxious and an invasion of personal decisions.

    October 16, 2008 at 10:02 am |
  183. Lily

    I think that cigarette companies should put pictures on boxes and so should the companies that make unhealthy foods. People should be more aware about what they are doing to their bodies.

    October 16, 2008 at 10:11 am |
  184. Jennifer

    I think they should put pictures and make them quit while they can.They are not only hurting themselves but also other people around them.They are also even damaging the envorment.The less smokers there are the better they only make you weaker rott your teeth.They are no use for anything.

    October 16, 2008 at 12:37 pm |
  185. Joaquin

    I think they shouldn't. I think that because they don't care . what is the point of it because they are not going to stop smoking.If they know it is bad why do they do it.if they put it they might not stop smoking.

    October 16, 2008 at 12:50 pm |
  186. Ben

    The difference between putting pictures of internal damage on cigarette boxes and fattening foods is that smoking is more harmful to your body and that everyone in the Us consumes some amount of fat which is not harmful under the right circumstances

    October 16, 2008 at 1:13 pm |
  187. Justin

    I think smoking is a disgusting habit and we should do every means necessary to rid our country and other countries as well of it. That should include putting its causes on it. Unlike other foods which do not put stuff on. Smoking ONLY has negative effects. There is nothing you get from it except the destruction of your respiratory system. People who are not as educated about cigarettes need to know what exactly their putting in their bodies.

    October 16, 2008 at 3:07 pm |
  188. Ria

    I think that cigarette boxes should put warnings in bold letters and the brand in small letters. One reason why they should is because 480,000 people die a year from cigarettes!!! People who sell cigarettes are usually looking out for young teenagers because when they start its hard to stop. the reason why that is, is because it has nicotin in it.

    October 16, 2008 at 5:59 pm |
  189. Mia

    You can't compare smoking to not eating right. Both are serious, but smoking can literally put you and everyone around you at risk of lung diseases because of the second-hand smoke. Smoking kills you while and after you've smoked and everyone around you. Sugar is addictive but after exercise and watching what you eat you can reverse the affect, but it takes AT LEAST SEVEN YEARS after you QUIT SMOKING to reverse the affect of inhaling that cigarette smoke on your lungs. Smoking is a serious -and deadly- addiction

    October 17, 2008 at 10:14 pm |
  190. Angelica

    I would stand on the pictures. They could DIE if they smoke too much

    October 19, 2008 at 7:29 pm |
  191. j

    I think that it's just a waste of money. The government is spending money on pointless pictures that most people don't even pay attention to. People always tell u about the bad things about smoking and yah it's pretty bad and i'm not saying you should do it but look at all the people that have survived from it. There was someone on the radio that was like 70 years old and she smoked all her life. And she's still waslkin and doin fine. So I kind of think it's pointless and offensive.

    October 20, 2008 at 8:58 pm |
  192. Aimee

    I don't get it definitley not the smoking side ewwww!!! I don't think pictures will really help because there just pictures and people could probably "make" it look like that also some people are so addicted because it "reliefs" stress and it's "cool" but it's not any way they don't really care they've already started and they just don't take the time to quit. If i had the choice i would just ban all cigarettes in the world and if you get caught or a company gets caught go to jail for long time until they quit!!!

    October 21, 2008 at 10:48 am |
  193. Sabrina

    hey! my class watches you every day! we have the brand new smart board and we see you on the student news!

    October 21, 2008 at 5:26 pm |
  194. Ashley

    I think they should put something about what smoking can do to you on cigarette packages because I think smoking is really gross and I don't like watching people smoke. There are a lot of kids who start at a young age and that is terrible to see. Smoking ruins a lot of peoples lives and can get them addicted to even worse stuff. I think they should put the pictures on them.

    October 21, 2008 at 5:55 pm |
  195. Shaun

    Yes i think they should send out messages to people that smoking is bad for you, but not on the side of the cigarette box. No smoker, or non smoker for that matter, is not going to read or even look at the side of the box, as they will be too worried with what's in the box, instead of on it. They should find other ways to send out the message, like on TV or radio, or some other way that can get people to know that smoking is bad for you. If a person starts to smoke, then it's their choice, it may not be the right choice, but it is their choice and you must respect that. If they don't quit by seeing any messages to tell them to quit smoking, then don't be surprised. However if it gets them to quite smoking, or at least reduce it, then great! Smoking is bad for you and the message needs to get out there.

    October 23, 2008 at 10:58 am |
  196. Meghana

    i think smoking should be not allowed at all! first, smoking has a higher risk of you dying of lung cancer. also, if you smoke, you drink. then you will most probably abuse someone. maybe you might get addicted to drugs and go to jail. i think smoking is completly stupid and dangerous.

    November 12, 2008 at 11:25 pm |