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Relearn Coffee
Thanks to beeeej for this clever video from BecomeAnEx.org.

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keeyoo From: keeyoo Date: June 22nd, 2008 11:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
I hate these ads for one reason: they portray ex-smokers as some kind of spastic retarded person who can't function in ordinary society without that slender white stick of death in one hand. As a smoker, I don't see any incentive to quit. I see a reason to hate the ads. Period.

P.S.: They're stupid ads.

mhaithaca From: mhaithaca Date: June 23rd, 2008 12:00 am (UTC) (Link)

Well, I haven't heard you say so, but I know some smokers who are trying to quit say that it's tough to get used to drinking coffee, or eating a meal, or reading a magazine, or whatever, when there's not a cigarette in their hand. I don't think there's any implication that they are spastic or retarded, I think they just have trouble getting used to doing the things they're used to associating with smoking. The ads are trying to take a lighthearted approach to a common difficulty associated with quitting.
keeyoo From: keeyoo Date: June 23rd, 2008 07:51 am (UTC) (Link)
Yes, it's difficult, but I don't think any of them smash creamers in their faces or try to drink their coffee from their cupped palm. That said, I'm well aware of what they were *trying* to do; I just don't think -- at least in my case -- that they succeeded very well.
magnetgirl From: magnetgirl Date: June 23rd, 2008 11:51 am (UTC) (Link)

Can we lay off the smoking witch hunt? WE ALL KNOW IT'S BAD FOR US.
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