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Monday, 23 February 2009

Short Talk:

Dear husbands and boyfriends, have you ever wonder why during certain time of the month, you die die also kena blamed for everything?

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Cigarette Packs

Cigarette packs in Malaysia.

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Cigarette packs in Thailand.

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No wonder there were so few smokers we saw in Phuket.

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hahahah. tax

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*Dear husbands and boyfriends, have you ever wonder why during certain time of the month, you die die also kena blamed for everything?* Not so bad-lar... and why you guys always blame of women's pms when things went wrong???

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calm down calm down, dont be so serious la..

sometimes i do notice that i can go very moody or really low.. and it's the hormone that makes ppl like that (cant blame us also!!), so isn't it a good thing if they be careful and try to avoid making us angry? :D

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Hahahaha !! Seconded to women's voice's comment :D

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the ones in singapore are also like that! but i really wonder does it do much to defer people from smoking.

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Wow!!! Damn Geli !~~~

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Right on!

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wow those picture even beat singapore's version... haha

morale of the story? dun smoke

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BTW, our paper also got that similar ads everyday!

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BTW, our paper also got that similar ads everyday!

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Even tv program in Thailand with smoking scenes got censored.... thumbs up for Thailand.

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It's anti-advertising to get people to NOT buy a harmful product. The gov't of the US state of Montana has some even more "damn geli" TV ads to try to cut down their methamphetamine epidemic. http://www.montanameth.org/View_Ads/index.php

Well...nicotine is legal and meth isn't, but in either case the respective gov'ts have been unsuccessful in persuading people to stop so they try stuff like this. Conclusion: Malaysian gov't doesn't really care if thousands of Malaysians die of lung cancer. Maybe the Health Ministry does but of course some other Ministry must be making money off cigarette taxes =P

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Oh wow, you are so clever. Glad I have you to point out "It's anti-advertising to get people to NOT buy a harmful product."

HOW WOULD I HAVE FIGURED IT OUT. Thank you so much. You're so clever. Really

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even if they don't deter smokers, at least it shows the smokers what they will look like later, if they continue.

anyway, it's not like those smokers do not know, they just don't care...

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s'pore not only put those deterring images on the packs.. they also limit places u can be chimney.. end of the day, if the pics dun scared u off, the limited places u can smoke deter you. Cos you wouldn't want to be caught smoking illegally and risk getting fined SGD 200. it's like another 17 packs of cigs?

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HOLY MOLY!

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what was that 3rd pic on the thai's ciggarate box?

(the one with pouring with the with bottle onto the hand)

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wow..scary..but effective for those who attempt to smoke.

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Ewww!! Gross.. I'm glad I'm not smokers

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You saw few smokers in Phuket, how about other area? Can't jump to conclusion to say that is the good method to reduce smoker.

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ya i think our government should change the cigar packaging too..last month i heard they said they want to change it to erm lung cancer ..but now now news from our gov. hmmmpffff

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Just..gross.
better tell my dad to stop once and for all :)

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Wow, the Thailand packaging actually aroused me to want to smoke more...

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now malaysia also got ma. the "Rothmans International 100s". that 1 even got leg n baby de tim.

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kenny sia.. do you smoke??

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kenny: yes, i am smoking hot! thank you.

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hey .. u doctor ... dun pray pray ah.. hahaha ... pretend to be someone else ah??!! lol .. by the way you have a nice blog there!! will try to visit sometimes =/

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kenny would have replied same.
right,kenny?

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haha... kenny would have say d same thing.

right, kenny?

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eww gross~ I received such an email not long ago..cigarrettes in europe are packaged just like that way too. I would have lost my appetite to smoke thinking about the negative effects it would impose on my body lol.

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Yeah right, urmmm, we believe you.

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then what for the wholesaler purchase the cigarrete packs since they won't be sold out? LOL >.

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Our government is implementing this thing as well.

hey kenny, I want read long long de post.. don't always post short short de la..

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sth randomn,whats kenny's wap site,i use my hp more this days so instead of the real one,pls send me the wap site.tks

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m.kennysia.com

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kennysia so lame :P

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those yucky photos do not actually deter the smokers from consuming cigarettes. Cigarette sellers in West M'sia told me those pics actually add interest for the smokers to choose which design they want.

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yerrrrr,

gelinya geli!!

Tapi hor,still got many ppl smoke,
i think the pictures din change smoker mind at all, okkkkk

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"No wonder there were so few smokers we saw in Phuket." - Kenny.

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I think the government should start implementing gory pictures on the cigarette retail shelf, instead of putting such pictures in the mainstream newspapers.

It may not deter addict & heavy smokers from purchasing cigarette from the retail shelf but at least it may deter would-be smokers and passive smokers from picking the habits.

Just my 2 cent worth.

:)

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AFAIK they are planning to bring in these pictures on cigarette packets sold in Malaysia soon.

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What they should do is put pictures of fat people on chocolate bars. That way I'm not gonna eat it.

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Or maybe put you on it :O
Ehehehhe :P

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LOL! Good idea.

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well said

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Seriously, i don't think i wanna smoke with those kind of packaging... but too bad the local ones look perfectly good =)

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this will only stop young new smokers
hardcore old smokers don't give a shit about this.

even that, some young smokers nowadays have their own cigarette boxes

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this will only stop young new smokers
hardcore old smokers don't give a shit about this.

even that, some young smokers nowadays have their own cigarette boxes

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So disgusting!

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yucks~~~

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Do u know that in Thailand they did not sell ciggaretes openly. If u walk in to 7/11 or any shop , u cannot see any ciggaretes coz they hide it behind the self... when u request for it only they will open it and sell it to u.... hehe...

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You don't get to see many people smoking in Bangkok or other parts of Thailand. At least not as much as KL and so on... but then again One will surely miss fresh air if you are in Vietnam as people there smoke anywhere they wish. KL is still better in a way.

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what a creative pack

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in the UK, they print it black ink on white paper "Smoking kills", that's it!
i dont think they even notice it.. -_-"
so perhaps the thailand way will warn people more..

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eeeww...the packages are disgusting... but its a good way of scaring the witts outta smokers (better than the packaging here in uk which printed "smoking kills" in big bold letters)

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Almost every male italian i saw in italy smokes...hahhaa.... smoke rules....

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yeah, i like how the lips look like too! they are just as hot as italian pizzas and spaghetti..

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I thought the smoking visual on Singapore was scary, well Thailand is 3 times scariest!!!

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i wish they have this in malaysia . I would most prolly stop , so as other youngsters

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Scary!

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Aiya...u dun see so many of em in Thailand is because the gov banned ppl from smoking in public places mah.

These pictures will not stop anyone. Like someone said, we already know the consequences. But whatever!

*lights up*

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Good 1... nxt time with a phrase 2gether on the box 'This is the future me..trust me!'..

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Haha, that's very funny. How come they dint use the same kind of advertising for the same products? i think they should use the same package design in msia too.

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i hate smokers

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Neither do smokers likes you. Get the mask to cover up your nose!

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I hate you Joy.

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joy, you are a saddist...

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cigarette packs in canada are like those in thailand too.. malaysia should do the same thing.. to reduce the number of smokers in malaysia..

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Gross images on ciggi packs initiated manufacture of ciggi pack covers.

I stopped before No Smoking bans, but emphatise with smokers because Govt make rip-off Taxes from them knowing the product is not only harmful, but made deliberately Addictive to hook people.

Bigger impression than all available data, was growing actual Tobacco leaf and making my own cigs. NO Relation to mfg product. I quit soon after.

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Promo:

Buy 1 carton of cigarette, free coffin & funeral.

How's that?

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This wont works for a long time after people get used to the packaging.

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Most smokers only stop when they get chronic disease due to smoking. Once chronic disease struck you there is no turning back. People just dont care when they are still healthy.

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Imagine your gf ask you "Will you still kiss me when my lips become like the one in the ciggie pix?"

The answer is "Eh......."

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there are surprisingly very few smokers here in Bangkok too!

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didn't your folks tell you all not to quit whatever you're doing, fight until the end? didn't the teachers in the schools, the elders on the streets say the same thing? do you really want to be called as a quitter.

if one is meant to die, he or she is going to die. for example,
a healthy lady who never smoke or drink at all in her life, ran over by a car which was driven by an old heavy smoker. morale of the story, life is too short to decide what to do and what not to do. if smoking makes you feel cool, takes away your stress, helps you spend your overloaded cash or whatever it may be... then, smoke the shit out of yourself.

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well put

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These are mandatory in many parts of the world already...unfortunately I don't think they're very effective :(

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'Most' smokers in Bangkok are those from 'Low class'.

Once someone told me that if you get to see Asians smoking around (Bangkok) most probably they are from Malaysia (tourist) - sure enough its true.

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Yes, you forgot to mention that your dad is a smoker too. Low class...

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Sawasdee Khrub, 7 out of 10 Thais smoke. Why? Coz your anti-gov and pro-gov organizer give away free cigs.

That's why you guys got so much free time to demonstrate and protest on the roads and the airport whilst smoking away your lungs.

Go get a job and get a life!

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omg they are even more disturbing than those in Singapore.

Whaa...? Tree bark like growth on lips? Uhmmm

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LOL! Nice one! :)

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is disgustin bt stil i miss my dunhil menthol cz hubby dn allow me smoke.. now malaysia de packin dn hv it, is like askin me 2 smoke oni.. drool

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The packaging, they look more like condom boxes than cigarette boxes..

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I thought the gahmen also wanna implement the same thing ady wat aren't they?? I mean printing ugly disease images on cigarette boxes, which I think will bring at least a little effect on smokers' thinking. lol

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i gave up reading as i was reading on the evil of smoking

BY THE WAY... let me point it out as a medical student that everyone's lungs are all black... but not months old infant... dont u guys inhale those jerebu smoke due to the deforestation???

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whao.. o.o gud think i hate smoking xD

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I thought the Government said they're gonna set the rule that all cigarette boxes to have those scary pictures as well, i thought it is due byy november last year, but still no effects.

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but its hard to say that all outcomes of smoking would result in said pictures ont he boxes, other stuff contributes too. its like a slippery slope kinda thing. they put the picture and asks you whaddya think? XD

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its best to stop...but addiction is kinda a thing to overcome when it comes to stopping...

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Aiyor.. print those horrible pictures on cigarette packs for --

Research has shown that smokers won't even bother about the pictures. They still buy it anyway. It backfired when non-smokers have their appetite affected when they catch a glimpse of those disgusting pictures! Imagine lar, those coffee shops that sells cigarette sure very headache.

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Hey the Thais are damn clever. We Malaysians should do that.

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That PMS buddy site is kinda useless actually. Doesn't cheer the girl up or calm her nerves, which is What We All Need. Instead, it just keeps a timer for you, which is subject to two flaws: (1) hormones aren't always punctual, and (2) if they were, you could keep time yourself.

Also, there's one page where they recommend their advertisers' services to smoothen the rough edges, such as with flowers. But listed among them is Match.com--because if things are *really* bad, then you should be looking for another gf!!!

But then again you men never needed an excuse to browse pictures of hot girls, now did you!

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These picture looks disgusting, but it's a good method to stop the youngster to smoke..
(I goona throw out looking those picture..)

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Seriously lacks of efforts and ideas by the M'sian govt in stopping or rather ENCOURAGING people to quit smoking.. should have more (serious and creative) advertisements, programmes on quitting smoking and of coz be more realistic and daring in approaching smokers.. I am from Malaysia and used to smoke 2 packs a day and more when I went out clubbing!! Other than serious health concerns, imagine the money I burnt, too!! But only when I came to New Zealand that I finally stopped smoking!! The anti-smoking ads on TV and the yucky photos on the ciggi packs kinda worked for me!! Plus morale supports from various non-govt organisations, are just amazing!! But hey!! It's entirely your choice :) I chose to quit :)

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Maybe they will even pack ads inside and outside of the ciggie.

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if we only copied thailands packaging, sure drop a lot of smokers

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no la.. you people are retard seriously... this pic dont have any effect whatsoever toward the smoker, they r just wasting ink on printing those image on the pack.. here in miri everyone still smoke as usual, you know what stop smoker from smoking? to actually stop the production of cigarette... think smartly la..

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i smoke and i know the effects but

i dont feel i have to be reminded everytime i pick my packet up

at the end of the day the gov make millions out of our addiction ....now they try to make us feel bad about it

WITH NASTY IMAGES I DONT WANT TO SEE WHEN I PICK MY CIGARETTES UP

give us a break

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