Ok, I was thinking about this in the commericals thread, but I thought this deserved its own thread. Ok, we've all seen the "Truth" commericals talking about top secret tobacco company meetings and documents where they talk about how to market cigarettes to children and keep people from finding out it causes cancer. Now, I know that tobacco companies don't exactly have a clean history, but there's just a few things that bug me about these commercials. First, I don't believe half the stuff they say. Some of it makes a little bit of sense, but some of it sounds like something somebody just made up. I just have a hard time believing these people when they talk about things like meetings where the execs talk about how to sell cigarettes to 8 year olds. I'm also not seeing any reason to believe them. Am I just supposed to take their word for it? Second, there's really not much point in advertising against tobacco these days. It's common knowledge that tobacco is harmful for you and causes lung cancer, emphyzima, and a host of other respiratory and oral problems. At this point, the only people who aren't annoyed by the constant preaching are people who don't smoke, and most of them are annoyed, too. Third, is their goal to stop people from smoking, or to get the tobacco companies shut down? They don't talk about the evils of tobacco. They talk about the evils of tobacco companies. It's been years since they did a commercial that talked about the health hazards of tobacco, and even then, it was about how many babies are killed by second hand smoke...and there's no evidence of that, whatsoever. All of their commercials now talk about how tobacco companies covered up and diverted and blah blah blah tobacco executives are EVIL and you should hate them. What's their point. Anyway, that's my two cents.