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Anti-smoking ads spark scandal in France

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These ads are not sexually explicit at all. Looks like the minister has too much time on her hands.

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Haha, sounds funny (and I'm a smoker)

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I think an ad that (further) sexualizes smoking would most likely backfire into attracting more people to cigarette addiction. Sadly, popular culture worships sex and as it's common knowledge, sex sells.

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No ad that gets humans off that disgusting habit can ever be wrong. As for being a slave, I have to agree. If you smoke, you are a slave. I have a friend who at late night at my house, knowing he can't smoke in my house, would actually walk up to Nishi Azabu crossing so he could smoke come back for a drink. What a slave.

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A case of trying a bit too hard, pit would seem...

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anyone got a link to these ads? It would be nice to make up our own minds about what they look like.

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The ad with the girl is a bad idea. Somebody seems to think that most women don't actually like giving oral. I question whether that person is truly French!

The one with the teenage boy might give most men and boys a negative reaction though. Associating a cigarette with a tube steak could keep many away from cigarettes.

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Pictures here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/02/24/french-oral-sex-anti-smok_n_474909.html but they're mild compared to Canadian blood & guts cancer photos.

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The ads are different but far from ban worthy. If the pictures featured actual oral sex to a man with a cigarette in place of his face, that would be scandal worthy.

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French kid on his back smoking some one else? Sounds typical of the French. Was the puff of white smoke looking like a waving flag?

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