Monday, December 31, 2012

Magpie 149


image ~~ r.a.d. stainforth




problem is 
they suck kids in
with images
of 'bad boys'
and 'naughty girls'
cigs dangling 
sexy from pouty lips
cigs suggestively sucked
cigs for a boost
cigs to lose weight
cigs to look cool
teach your children well








21 comments:

  1. def teach your children, because the world will if you wont...

    happy new year helen...

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  2. Amen to Brian's comment. Sadly, I guess it's still appealing and sexy to young people. They say that if you don't start smoking as a teenager, you never will as an adult.

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  3. bad habit and Brian's right, teach your chldren ...Happy Health New Year!!

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  4. Good advice Helen! Happy New Year to you, all the best in the coming year!

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  5. Happy Smokeless New Year, Helen!

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  6. So very true Helen...thanks for all the wonderful words in 1012 and wonderful encouragement to at my blog....you are awesome. Happy New Year! :-)

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  7. bravo Helen- this is a stellar post! Happy Happy New Year!

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  8. Never in my wildest dreams would i imagine smoking as sexy. Back in the day, when i saw a women smoking, i turned and walked away.

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  9. In a way things are made easier with negative messages and pics on the packs (mandatory here)The impact is, before, one in ten was a non-smoker but the reverse these days (just my contention from general observations)Nicely Helen!

    Hank

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  10. smokin good....thanks for sharing your words

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  11. Happy New Year Helen.
    there is tremendous competition from outside forces for our children's attention; makes the task challenging. You have outlined the opposition well.
    rel

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  12. Excellent take on this rather touchy subject. :)

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  13. That's a refreshing take on the picture prompt. I agree--so true!

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  14. Seduced in so many ways..that's what we seem to want..thanks, and best for the New Year!!

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  15. So true. I'm so glad my daughter never took up the nasty habit. Neither did I, probably because both of my parents were heavy smokers, and I HATED growing up surrounded by it!

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  16. I see we are on the same wave length again! Happy new year to you Woonie. XX

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  17. In a thousand years they will make plaster casts from the impressions their bodies left in the ash after decomposition , and call it art !

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  18. But there is NOTHING sexy about the man with the nicotine stained teeth and fingers, reeking of cigarette smoke. Or the woman with those fine lines circling her mouth,still dragging on the cigarettes. Or the person with emphysema carrying their own oxygen supply, or the one in the final stages of lung cancer come to the nursing home to die. (I see every day, I work in a nursing home) Perhaps they should air or print more of that in the ads! My parents were both smokers. Me, never had the desire to. I couldn't and still can't stand the smell! Well penned.

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