Tuesday, June 21, 2011

A Tale of Two World Views

So smoking is bad and while people are free to smoke, government restricts the right, taxes it, and tries to discourage smoking. These people, with the power of bureaucracy behind them, came up with this:

Dead bodies, diseased lungs and rotting teeth were among the among the graphic images for revamped tobacco labels, unveiled on Tuesday by health officials who hope the warnings will help smokers quit.

The new labels must be on cigarette packages and tobacco advertisements no later than September 2012, as part of a law that put the multibillion-dollar tobacco industry under the control of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Private enterprise came up with this for $1.99 to nullify the shock value of those graphic images:

Wait. What?

You can cover the government-mandated images?