If you’re usually up-to-date on the news, you’ll notice that the cigarette warning labels has been a buzz in the media world. Another perspective to see how the media covers the proposed cigarette warning labels are these parody news media. PopHangover.com is website filled with pop culture satires. First of all, I happen to cross this website after googling, “cigarette warning label blogs.” After googling, I found this certain page titled, “Graphic Cigarette Warning Labels Coming,” written by one of the creators of the website, Jillian Madison. The blog mocks the FDA saying that graphic photos will not keep the numerous cigarette smokers to quit smoking instantly. The blog page consists of their version of pictures that should be used in order to keep the smokers from purchasing cigarettes. This form of new media is vastly used within the internet world. Many of the hard, serious news is formulated into a comical sense of jokes and laughter.

Another blog that I came across using google search is from a writer on blogspot. They wrote in their blog titled, “Should Graphic Cigarette Warning Labels Be Used on Other Hazardous Products?”. The blogger agrees with the FDA in labeling graphic pictures on the cigarette boxes in order to reduce the health hazardous that the American smokers are facing today. The blogger also continues on the with the idea of Ā putting labels on other hazardous items to the American people. And then concludes the blog with asking the reader what warning labels that they would like to see.

In more of a serious blogger, Rob Kasper from the Baltimore Sun opinion writes in his blog titled, “Scary Cigarette Labels“. He starts his opinion with a light mention of recent Stephen Colbert’s march on Washington. Then he continues with what the FDA is proposing to do with the warning labels. He questions whether or not if this is an effective way of really reducing the number of smokers. He points an interesting view that advertisements can be overly exaggerated to the point where its credibility is lost. The writer warns the FDA and other officials to be careful and not to over exaggerate the dangers of cigarettes because it could lose its credibility powers in influencing citizens to stop smoking. The writer ends in a skeptical manner by asking a question if these graphic images will stop the smokers from smoking. Also, the few comments made on this blog proses a questionable remarks of how ineffective the graphic images will be to those smokers.

Advertisements