DO NOT SUPPORT
THE TOBACCO FUNDED
One of the primary objectives of the tobacco industry is to frame
tobacco use as an individual and behavioural decision.The problem
with this casting is that it leaves the tobacco industry's activities
and practices completely out of the equation. It assumes that
people make decisions in a state of vacuum, completely uninfluenced
by their environment including industry advertising, marketing,
and cultural funding.
Tobacco advertising and use in the entertainment, arts and sports
industry projects images of smokers as fun loving and glamorous
and, most insidiously, healthy. Attractive images and people suggest
that smoking is a powerful tool for enhancing self-image. The
illusion helps the tobacco industry sell a product that kills.
The tobacco companies spend $6 billion a year enticing youth to
smoke. They make you believe that if you smoke, you're going to
be sexy, attractive, successful, accepted by your peers, rocking,
and macho, cool and sassy. They project this image in every media
from daytime movies to night-time movies, magazines
and even cartoon characters.
take cigarette money for the arts," Jann
Arden, an ex-smoker of five years, told the
National Post. "It's not the cigarette company that's going
to kill me...It's my choice to go in
there and buy the cigarettes and inhale them"
Ummm...OK...sounds about right!
oh dear...someone "seems" to be
supporting these crooked
barons of skank
but the money goes to a good cause
...so maybe in the end it's all just A-OK!!
We really do Luv Jann!!
take Tootsie Tot Torpedo Company money for the arts," GiantWeed,
who has never detonated a torpedo, told the National Bost. "It's
not the Torpedo company that's going to kill me...It's a choice
to go in
there and buy a Torpedo and blow the luvin' beejesus out of myself...or
You said it GW!
oh my...the state of arts funding in this country is shocking!!
We just don't know anymore!