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InsiderOnline Blog: February 2011

The News Is Bad Even When It’s Good

“Although smoking rates have declined steadily for the past 40 years—down 52 percent since 1965—and every kindergartner can recite the evils of tobacco use, the FDA claims that current warnings are ‘ineffective,’” reports Diane Katz (The Foundry, February 22, 2011). “According to the agency, there’s a ‘worldwide consensus’ that tobacco health warnings should feature pictures of dead people.” Of course, to the anti-smoking activists, anything less than the complete eradication of smoking is a failure.

Posted on 02/23/11 04:26 PM by Alex Adrianson

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