Monday, January 10, 2011

No Irony: Tarbox hits Cig Boxes

Barb Tarbox has received her wish posthumously. Her dying image (deathbed due to lung cancer from smoking), will be prominently displayed on Canadian cigarette boxes even though initially it looked like the shocking picture wouldn't make it to print.

Tarbox's image ewas going to be on US boxes but not Canadian ones, a bit ironic since it was Canada who started putting grotesque images on the boxes in the first place.

Turns out the government did an about face and will start showing the image in Canada.

What sucks with the pictures is that I've never seen the evidence that they work. People who smoke and are offended by the images actually use tin cigarette holders so they can't see the images....too bad. But maybe little kids will be scared ?

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