Originally Posted by Somnium Dico
See, honestly, it's stuff like this that kind of bothers me. Who benefits from pictures like this? What smoker-or person considering smoking-is going to see ads and pictures like that and think, "Oh man, I never saw it like that before! I better quit/not start!"
To me, it just feels like these kind of images are only for the benefit of people who already don't like smoking, so they can start a smug conversation of how wrong smoking is and how under-educated and foolish smokers are compared to them.
Don't you think that would cause the more rebellious of people to start smoking anyways, just because they know it's a big deal if they do to people? If it wasn't made into such a huge issue, I'm actually convinced young smokers would be cut in half.
Sure it would.
Especially young guys into heavy metal. They might see it as an added boost to their image carrying a pack like this around. It's like an instant "cool" points thing in their world I'd venture.
Look, I agree with you. These images only provoke the rebel in young people to come out and say F you.