Well then I say that if these same left-wing, socialist, liberal, secular “progressives” really think that cartoons are powerful enough with that type of influence, then the Cartoon Network and all modern day cartoons are the reason why young people today are so naïve, ill educated, self centered and shallow.
With that all said, I defend JOE CAMEL because I still see the same amount of young people today smoking as much as when I did, and I quit smoking 33 years ago. Cigarettes today cost anywhere from $6.00 to $8.50 a pack, I would estimate that 90% of the price is for taxes. When I smoked they were 50 cents a pack, 35 cents on the Naval Base I was stationed at. Plus, we had vending machines, which have since been banned, (more jobs lost?). If there are no vending machines, then where are these underage kids today getting their smokes?