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Anti-vaping billboards, really?

Discussion in 'General Vaping Discussion' started by United States, Jul 10, 2019.

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  1. United States

    United States Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 17, 2018
    RVA
    Today my duties involved driving through several zip codes on various main roads. I was bombarded by a bunch of anti-vaping billboards.

    Not a big surprise really, but what was a surprise was each one had a long rambling message that would likely cause more crashes in the places where vehicles are like trains.… a long chain all close to each other barreling along like being pulled by the engine car.

    The silly part was I had not thought of puffing on a vape until I saw another, then another. To me they make about as much sense as banning tobacco products but pushing to legalize that stuff that tends to make folks all foggy-like. But then again if one understands how the nanney-state wants us depending on them it actually makes more sense.

    One said "don't fog your mind with vaping". Vaping doesn't make me foggy but back when I used that other stuff it shirashell did.
     
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  2. Rossum

    Rossum Surly Curmudgeon Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Dec 14, 2013
    SW VA
    Gotta wonder who paid for those billboards?

    I would guess it's yet another example of our tax dollars at work. :grr:
     
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  3. CublalaLand

    CublalaLand Moved On

    Jun 26, 2019
    That's hilarious. I'm installing ad-block for my next roadway system. How big would a billboard have to be to be legible if you were traveling at faster-than-light speeds?

    The real problem is the billboards are incredibly cheap to rent, and ads gain their power through obnoxiousness. If you hard-boil human existence, about .01% isn't some kind of ad.

    If you fill people's lives with so much crap they can't tell what they need, you can sell them anything. Then it's just a matter of setting up trigger points, auto-responses that get people emotionally invested, responding without thinking twice about it. The Titan's Calamitous Recipe.
     
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  4. Philabos

    Philabos Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 9, 2017
    In my state, you would be correct.
    State Dept of Health.
     
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  5. Philabos

    Philabos Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 9, 2017
    Local paper runs regular smiley faced articles on that substance.
     
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  6. sonicbomb

    sonicbomb Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 17, 2015
    1187 Hunterwasser
    The conspiracy is real
     
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  7. Mordacai

    Mordacai Ultra Member

    Jan 16, 2019
    UK
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  8. brad-man

    brad-man Senior Member

    Mar 22, 2019
    So Florida
    Fixed that for ya;)
     
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  9. GOMuniEsq

    GOMuniEsq Self-Proclaimed Member ECF Veteran

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    Aug 25, 2012
    Alberta, Canada
    Recently rode the bus and saw Health Canada has a huge awareness campaign targeting teen vaping.
    • Vaping can increase your exposure to harmful chemicals.
    • Vaping can lead to nicotine addiction.
    • Vaping nicotine can alter teen brain development.
    • Even if a vaping product does not contain nicotine, there is still a risk of being exposed to other harmful chemicals.
    • The long-term consequences of vaping are unknown.
    • It's rare, but defective vaping products (especially batteries) may catch fire or explode, leading to burns and injuries.
     
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  10. Eskie

    Eskie ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 6, 2016
    NY
    If they really wanted to stop teen vaping, just post a bunch of signs that vaping decreases teen libido. There, no more teens buying it. Just a lot of parents buying it for their teens.
     
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  11. Tonee N

    Tonee N Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 24, 2017
    Nevada
    And it's not Xbox friendly.

    Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
     
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  12. United States

    United States Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 17, 2018
    RVA
    My parents said "don't you dare do X".

    Guess what I was doing not long after that?


    To me a billboard is for a giant photo of whatever someone wants to sell you, a pretty gal wearing an expensive watch… a steaming, delicious burger, a crashed car with "don't drive drunk", the current lottery amount etc. You have about 2.5 seconds to get your message out.

    Those paying for these are wasting their money in my view. Especially if they are aimed at teens. Lecturing with long drawn out speeches on a billboard is stupid.
     
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  13. GOMuniEsq

    GOMuniEsq Self-Proclaimed Member ECF Veteran

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    Aug 25, 2012
    Alberta, Canada
    First they ignore you; then they abuse you; then they crack down on you and then you win?
     
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  14. BrotherBob

    BrotherBob ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Dec 24, 2014
    Sunnyvale,CA,USA
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  15. stols001

    stols001 Mistress of the Dark Nicotinic Arts Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    May 30, 2017
    Tucson, AZ
    That other stuff doesn't make you stupid. There are tons of folks who use it medicinally who are plenty smart, and who need it and benefit from it and are 100% functional.

    THAT stereotype is as BAD and DAMAGING as the vaping ones. But sure, if you want to pit one group against another.... Go for broke.

    The other stuff doesn't make you "drop out, drop down, dumb down" etc. that was propaganda from the SIXTIES.

    Anyone who doesn't understand that just as many things from the 60s were propaganda as now needs.... IDK a history lesson at the end of a whip.

    Where there is human society.,,, there will be propaganda. Don't do it. Don't buy in to ANY of it

    Anna
     
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  16. smacuser

    smacuser Vapid Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Jan 22, 2012
    Vape Augustine, FL
    da'fu?

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  17. Mordacai

    Mordacai Ultra Member

    Jan 16, 2019
    UK
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  18. Tonee N

    Tonee N Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 24, 2017
    Nevada
    If they start putting up anti-vaping billboards here, I'm putting up my own right after it. [​IMG]

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  19. Mordacai

    Mordacai Ultra Member

    Jan 16, 2019
    UK
    @Tonee N, Politicians need that on an hourly basis.
     
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  20. brad-man

    brad-man Senior Member

    Mar 22, 2019
    So Florida

    I just don't know what you mean...
     
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