If people want to smoke, it’s time for whoever runs The Truth Campaign to shut the hell up and leave the smokers alone. As long as someone doesn’t smoke near me, I don’t care.
Everyone had to sit through the educational videos in health class and we all read the brochures. We get it; smoking causes cancer. Please do not confuse this post for some sort of smoker’s advocacy editorial; I am speaking up for the nonsmokers who have to sit through these ridiculously annoying anti-smoking advertisements.
The commercials were cool at first. They had some creative ways to share random smoking facts with the world, but there must have been a change at the top, because the new person, who is responsible for creating the ads, SUCKS!
I do not smoke. I have never smoked and I never had a desire to smoke a cigarette. (The fact that I specified cigarette probably makes people think that I am a smoker of marijuana, but I am not. I never touched “the pot.” I do enjoy an occasional cigar from time to time, but that’s all.)
Why am I bombarded with commercial after commercial teaching me how to stop smoking? I DON’T SMOKE! The Nicorette ads don’t bother me at all. I get it, people don’t have the will power to quit smoking and the magic gum, or patch will assist them. I have no problem sitting through such ads.
I do have a problem with the new ad campaign that continues to grow more and more disgusting. I DON’T SMOKE, but I have to sit through a commercial about people and their post cigarette hardships. What the hell did I do to deserve this?
The new spot contains some guy talking about how he suffered a heart attack at age 45 and now he can’t play basketball with his sons; it’s a real tear jerker if you give a shit. (I don’t!) If the first part of his story didn’t ruin your beautiful April day, the man lifts his t-shirt and exposes a nasty scar from the heart surgery. I would like to thank the idiot who approved this nonsense.
***Please excuse me as I go off topic and discuss the weather. April has always been known for its showers, but not here in sunny Southern California! April is even better in Los Angeles!***
In another spot, there is a man who is barely breathing. I really don’t remember anything about the commercial other than the fact that I probably had to throw out the rest of my lunch which was uneaten and un-vomited.
Let me see if I understand the concept behind the ad. People have a choice. Either you can smoke, or you can choose not to smoke. If you smoke, you understand that you are putting your health at risk. In order to convince the people who ignored the warnings, let’s make everyone suffer through depressing commercials. (There has to be a way to try and stop people from smoking that does not bother the non-smokers! We chose wisely, like Indiana Jones, and it’s not fair to punish us with these commercials!)
Here is the real Truth Campaign. People will smoke because they enjoy smoking and they look cool; leave them alone. More importantly, stop harassing the non-smokers; we didn’t do anything!
It seems like the people at the Truth Campaign have decided that the non-smokers are to be disregarded as collateral damage in their war against the “Butt Heads.” I, for one, will not stand by and take this without a fight. In an effort to protest these horrible commercials, I will purchase a pack of cigarettes each week and hand them out to random people, after they buy Nicorette, in an effort to keep them from quitting! (If that doesn’t work, I’ll write a status update on Facebook and ask people to “like my status if you hate anti-smoking commercials.” I don’t usually like to go to such extremes, but sometimes people get pushed to the limit!)
I never thought I would hate the people who fight against cigarette smoking, but I hate the Truth Campaign! (I guess I only hate their dreadful commercials!)
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