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Author Topic: Medicine vs Cigerettes.  (Read 1458 times)

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Offline ubotts

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Medicine vs Cigerettes.
« on: December 29, 2007, 09:36:55 AM »
Why is it that every other commerical is about some kind of medicine..
You have OPCD, ADD. PAD. (restless leg syndrome) Prozac..

This is insane........Bring back the old Marlboro commecials, the man on horseback..
They took all cigrettes off the air, and are trying to make or are making big bucks
with all these medicine commericals...

Best is that not one commecial show any medicine for HIVer's....
Ummmmmmmmm ??? Wonder why.....

Its still here, Its still spreading in all countries, rapid in African and third world countries,
but nothing on that issue at at alll....

Guess they would like it all to stay like a neatly wrapped package, and out of the main
stream on air.................. :'( Pretty sad world we live in, isnt it, when ya think about it.
Live Love Laugh and dance like no ones watching.
Laughter is the best medicine, so try to have a laugh everyday..Even if your not feeling your best, think about something that was funny at one time in your life and work with it..   :o)

Offline leatherman

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Re: Medicine vs Cigerettes.
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2007, 09:48:42 AM »
don't get me started on the drug ads. They're leading the kids of today into thinking taking a pill with cure any problem you have. No need to try to live healthy, a pill will save you.

And those lists of side-effects? who listens to that, or pays attention? Then everyone on the med bitches because of the side effects.  ::)

You know, I never noticed but I don't see any HIV meds advertised on TV. Maybe I don't live in the right "market" for those. I do see sustiva ads occassionally when I visit the msnbc site. But usually the only place I see an HIV med ad is at this site (Magic Johnson was hovering over my forum listing the last few days LOL)

I know back in 1992, I went and got tested because of all the PSAs I saw on TV. I NEVER see any of those anymore. Perhaps it's because I don't watch MTV anymore but I never see those kinds of commercials on any of the other channels, not like back in the "old days". (wonder if the amt of people testing is down too? is there a correlation to PSAs and people getting tested??)

leatherman (aka mIkIE)


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Offline thunter34

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Re: Medicine vs Cigerettes.
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2007, 10:26:06 AM »
I still see PSA's a fair amount...those HIV interpretive dance dealies of the KNOW campaign.
As far as drug ads and side effects, my favorite is for the Restless Leg medicine:

You may go on a mad orgiastic spree of gambling & sex...or maybe a murderous rampage - but at least your legs won't wiggle once you turn in for the night.
AIDS isn't for sissies.

Offline vokz

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Re: Medicine vs Cigerettes.
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2007, 10:37:55 AM »
The good old days *sigh*

Adverts for Ayds appetite-suppressant candy and rugged outdoorsmen smoking a Marlboro (a cigarette named after a street in Londonís Soho , where they only seem to smoke Marlboro Lights) ;)


« Last Edit: December 29, 2007, 10:51:35 AM by vokz »

Offline Dachshund

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Re: Medicine vs Cigerettes.
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2007, 10:41:23 AM »
Big pharma doesn't really need to do a ton of aidsmeds advertising. They pretty much have a captive audience if you will, and devote their advertising dollars to sites like ours and Poz. Plus, the list of side effects would go on longer than the show. I don't think even Queer Eye wants to run an ad, "Lipo got you down?" Razzmatazz try Reyataz!

Offline leatherman

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Re: Medicine vs Cigerettes.
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2007, 10:47:50 AM »
I still see PSA's a fair amount...those HIV interpretive dance dealies of the KNOW campaign.

Never see those here in Ohio. All we get here are anti-smoking PSAs, which is really weird since they finance ballparks and art museums with the cigarette tax; but they passed a law this year making smoking indoors anywhere illegal.

(That's why I told my congressman to scrap S-chip if they were financing it by cigarette taxes, it's unfair and it's a dwindling revenue to tap in to.)
leatherman (aka mIkIE)


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Offline BT65

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Re: Medicine vs Cigerettes.
« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2007, 03:27:37 PM »
You know, Mikie, here in Indiana, ciggies are Gov. Mitch Daniel's pet peeve.  He's funding the new state insurance program by packing on another $2/pack tax on cigs.  Now, even though I quit smoking, I think that's a bit unfair.  And suppose science invents a miracle pill for smokers?  And 95% of smokers quit smoking? 

As far as PSAs, I see them every once in awhile here.  Not like I used to.  However, they did start advertising back up about talking to kids about sex.  And they had pulled those for quite awhile.  I get so tired of all the ads for meds nowadays.  I wish they would invent something in the t.v. where you could push a button to edit out all the drug commercials.
I've never killed anyone, but I frequently get satisfaction reading the obituary notices.-Clarence Darrow

Offline leatherman

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Re: Medicine vs Cigerettes.
« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2007, 03:34:48 PM »
another $2/pack tax on cigs.  Now, even though I quit smoking, I think that's a bit unfair.  And suppose science invents a miracle pill for smokers?  And 95% of smokers quit smoking? 

that's what was happening in OH too, and why I got Chantix (which makes this post bitching about cig taxes not a hijack as that med is advertised by the tortoise and hare on tv all the time now. LOL). on disability, I couldn't afford to pay that much to keep smoking. I never bothered quitting sooner because I was so much sicker I sure wasn't worried about dying from smoking when the nasty AIDS was killing me just fine. LOL

I'm still more scared of that 4-hr or longer erection that they warn me about with one of those drugs than any other side effects. Although it sounds fun, I can see when that long might cause problems from lack of blood to the brain or something. ROFL
leatherman (aka mIkIE)


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Offline BT65

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Re: Medicine vs Cigerettes.
« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2007, 07:23:22 AM »
Ah yes, that's why I started Chantix also (the cost of smoking).  Well, that and it was just so un-lady like to hack up gross stuff all the time.   
I've never killed anyone, but I frequently get satisfaction reading the obituary notices.-Clarence Darrow

Offline Pilot

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Re: Medicine vs Cigerettes.
« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2007, 09:39:30 AM »
The PSA for abstinence is on tv here alot and the others for restless leg and tons of them for cancer treatment centers....I guess it depends on where you live if you meet the demographics for the advertisers.

As far as smokes go, they have just about taxed it to death and the last studies that I read they get less revenue every time they raise it. Of course the tobacco companies have upped the advertising in foreign countries to make up what they lost here.  They still make billions per year at five cents per pack profit.

Strangest thing I heard lately is that some state wants to start taxing soda in an effort to cut down on kids drinking it.....whats next the kool aid police?   :D

 


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