FLASHBACK: 1950s. More doctors smoke Camels than any other brand.

The Present: Is your Marketing message sound? Beneficial? Productive?

Is it time for change in your way of thinking?





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Written by ronika
3914 days ago

Love this video, Yoni! We've certainly "come a long way baby".



Written by yoni67
3914 days ago

Ronika,

Great quote. So very fitting and multi-meaning in this context. The video is so incredible i had to ask myself if it was real. I researched because it actually seemed like a "Saturday Night Live' sketch from the 1950s. Thanks for reading and HAPPY 2011!

Yoni



Written by profit613
3915 days ago

Change is a positive step when a person takes it upon himself. With the tobacco industry unfortunately it had to be legislated. Even then they hired high powered lawyers to fight the change every step of the way. Introspection and seeing the need for change is a very positive trait. As you said it is not always easy when you have to look yourself in the mirror and admit that you might have goofed.

Rochelle Rochelle



Written by businessavante
3915 days ago

Hi Rochelle,

Big tobacco finally fell when internal whistle blowers proved (via paper work) that big tobacco had done their own studies that also proved cigs caused cancer, and that nicotine was addictive. It also proved they increased the level of nicotine to further hook the victims. All along they had maintained that their research said tobacco caused no ills, and that cigs were not addicting. Lies! All Lies! (proven!)

businessavante



Written by joemagid
3916 days ago

Wonder how many people living and deceased used that commercial to justify their habit?

The Magpie



Written by yoni67
3916 days ago

Joe,

Hey, if a doctor advocates it how bad can it possibly be?

Yoni



Written by businessavante
3916 days ago

In the old days, surgeons would smoke in the O.R. When I worked in a local hospital ('00-'08), respiratory therapists would take smoke breaks - till smoking was finally banned 11/07 - then they'd go across the street & puff in front of the Funeral Home (no kidding). Go figure? I lost my mother & older brother to smoking in 2000 - cancer & emphysema, respectively. I've the hated tobacco industry since I was a kid, hearing my mom cough her lungs out every morning - till a few years ago. I don't want to live to be "old"-old - I'd take up smoking now, but it's too late to get a good cancer going (in my mid 50's).

businessavante



Written by yoni67
3916 days ago

Duncan,

Sorry about your family members. Hurts to hear. Big Tobacco has a lot of blood on its hands.

Yoni



Written by hamed1
3916 days ago

Yoni,

Great job writing and a tremendous lesson how video can add to the impact of words!

Hamed



Written by yoni67
3916 days ago

Hamed,

Thanks! A good video can really help complete an article. Glad you enjoyed!

Yoni



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