Re: virus: Tabacco mind virus.

Drakir (
Fri, 13 Jun 1997 09:40:10 +0100

John ''Storm of Drones'' Williams wrote:
> Drakir:
> >For as long as I can remember, cigarette packets in this country have
> >had warnings all over them. How long have the warnings been on packets
> >in america, then?
> They've been on the packets as long as I can remember too, but I'm a
> youngster (22).

I'm only 19 so I guess my experience counts for even less :)

> They say things like "Surgeon General's Warning: Smoking may cause
> difficulties during pregnancy." Or "Surgeon General's Warning: Cigarrettes
> contain carbon monoxide." Or "Surgeon General's Warning: Smoking may be
> hazerdous to your health."

English ones say things like "Smoking whilst pregnant harms your baby",
"Smokers die younger" "Smoking causes cancer" "Tobacco seriously
damages health" "Smoking Kills". There is a definate difference. The
US ones are far more "this might happen" whilst the UK ones are "this
will happen". Do you reckon that it makes a difference, memetically

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