This Product May Cause…

It’s no secret that smoking keeps the tobacco industry in business. Throughout most of the 20th Century, the tobacco industry has publicly argued that:

  • Nicotine was not addictive
  • The link between cancer and smoking was not proven
  • The industry had not sought to recruit young people to smoking.

For decades this industry has adamantly denied the truth about their highly deadly, addictive product, and in turn, many have suffered and died horrendously because of it.

That was then, and this is now, they can no longer deny or hide behind the lies and fabrication.

This is industry worldwide is solely responsible for 5.4 million deaths per year. Every 6.5 seconds a current or former smoker dies, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

What’s left of this dying archaic industry has been forced to show the graphic end results of their product on its packaging. But will that be enough to deter people from lighting up? Well, it certainly won’t hurt.

What about other industries that are the root cause of things like, obesity, diabetes, heart disease and cancers, Isn’t it time that they owned up to their own horrors?

Last year it was estimated, that worldwide there were 1.5 billion people suffering from obesity, while 925 million were considered undernourished. Isn’t this morally considered a pandemic?

Who ever thought the day would come when excess nutrition would cause more deaths than under nutrition.

We live in the age of overconsumption and overweight, were constantly being told to buy more and eat more. The problem being that the foods we consume are mostly empty calories that are killing us, making us sick and growing our ever expanding waistlines.

Knowing that cheap, low quality, convenient food stuffs are causing us so much hurt, doesn’t it make sense to warn us of their potential dangers?

Well in the perfect world, corporations and those in power would care, but when it comes to push or shove, or dollars and sense, dollars always win.

This is an insane culture, the corporations that feed us are killing us, and in turn the medical system that keeps us alive is thriving. Just think if a cure for cancer was found, thousands of medical personal and researchers would lose their jobs instantly.

People are getting sick, and business is a booming.

Imagine if we did live in a just, morally responsible culture, that didn’t care about profits and growth. Imagine if all products had graphic warnings on them, indicating what could happen if we choose to consume them.

Would we as consumers be better able to make an informed, moral and logical decision?

Just think if you walked into your local McDonalds and were given the option to up size your Big Mac meal, but before you made that decision you see on the menu marquee next to the up size option a graphic image of someone getting liposuction or a triple heart bypass.

Would this make you think twice before saying yes?

As long as we are led to believe that products that can kill us are safe, we will continue to put our blind faith in the corporations and governments to protect us.

Not until, that changes, unfortunately for us, nothing else will.

By: Master Tim Bell

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