RE: virus: Tabacco mind virus.

Gifford, Nate F (
Wed, 11 Jun 1997 09:10:38 -0400

Nate Gifford:
> >Does anyone care to address the issue of government's responsibility
> >controlling access to the media? I think it is government's
> >to educate.
Tony Hindle:
> My own position on this is full of contradictions. I hate
> censorship but I think the Tabacco co's should be 100 percent censored.
> I suppose its the mechanism of paying for access to people's attention
> that is ultimately so pernicious.
Drakir <the shrinking violet>:
>I hope no one minds if I step in and throw my tuppence worth in.
When did you start worrying about whether I mind? :=})

>I don't believe in censorship of tobacco companies. As a smoker, I
>would say that tobacco advertising does /not/ make people start
>smoking. Peer pressure does. I think that tobacco advertising only
>becomes effective once someone is a smoker. It might then influence
>what cigarettes they smoke.

Peer pressure: essence of meme? Why do those crazy kids where those funny
looking clothes? Not like when I was a kid and we wore sensible polyester
bell bottoms .... wait a minute ... they are wearing sensible polyester
bell bottoms. Whaddaya know.