Monday, June 27, 2011
After seeing recent stories about the graphic labels that will soon appear on all tobacco products FIRST COVERED HERE, here’s a thought... if the intent is to wake a complacent public up to the dangers of smoking (as the FDA’s commissioner recently said), what about the potentially harmful health effects of other products people use? A slippery slope, because as you listen to the FDA’s rationale in the interview, many of the same reasons for showing the effects of smoking can be applied to other product categories. Car accidents > mobile phones, and so on. (Notice how I went with the more tasteful combo of moobs and beer belly to start off your week, instead of the more graphic toes need to be amputated shot.) Ill effects can take as long to appear as diabetes et al., so why not include them? Where do you draw the line? Will things move beyond simply removing soda machines from schools to requiring this stuff on everything people eat? Discuss!
Posted 2:13 AM