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Big Tobacco joins breast cancer industry to launch new pink ribbon cigarettes (parody)

Friday, October 12, 2007
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
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Tags: breast cancer, Big Tobacco, health news


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(NewsTarget parody) Big Tobacco has joined forces with the breast cancer industry in the launch of its newest product aimed at raising money for breast cancer research: "Pink ribbon" SlimSmokes cigarettes for women. For every pack of cigarettes sold, the manufacturer pledges to donate two cents to breast cancer research. "We aim to raise money to help find a cure for breast cancer," said Yin Hailing, spokesperson for Phillip Porous, the maker of pink ribbon SlimSmokes cigarettes. "Because the longer our best customers live, the more they can smoke!"

Hi-res versions of the advertisements being used to promote the new pink ribbon cigarettes are found here:
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The pink ribbon cigarettes join numerous other cancer-causing products in the marketplace already sporting pink ribbon symbols, including batteries made with toxic heavy metals and popular skin care products laced with cancer-causing petrochemicals. Pink ribbons are also found on cancer-promoting nail polish and cosmetics containing parabens and other chemicals. Pink ribbon SlimSmokes will be sold at selected retailers, including Bad Breath and Beyond, a popular retailer of toxic home care products for consumers.

Shareholders of a top chemotherapy drug producer, ConPfuzer, hailed the new product as a "milestone success for its shareholders and stakeholders," claiming the new cigarettes would simultaneously appeal to women while greatly increasing the demand for chemotherapy treatments of breast cancer tumors.

The Susie B. Wheezie Foundation, a top cancer non-profit organization that helped secure the pink ribbon deal with Phillip Porous, applauded the new product launch, saying "By selling more pink ribbon cigarettes, we'll raise awareness of breast cancer, and that will translate into more mammograms, more chemotherapy and more radiation treatments that enrich our largest corporate donors!"

Not everyone is convinced that raising money for breast cancer research by selling cigarettes to women is a great idea. Consumer health advocate and cancer industry critic Mike Adams (aka "The Health Ranger") questioned the sanity of the plan, saying that, "Pink ribbons have become corporate graffiti. They're used to exploit consumers' emotional associations for the purpose of selling more products that will actually harm them. Non-profit cancer groups should be ashamed of themselves for associating their name, and their symbols, with any product that promotes cancer, even beyond cigarettes," Adams said.

Mike Adams is the author of the popular Breast Cancer Deception report making the rounds on the internet. It exposes what Adams calls the lies, corruption and consumer exploitation of the breast cancer industry. The report is available at no charge online at: http://www.newstarget.com/Report_Breast_Canc...

Most doctors now agree that the inhaling of carcinogens in tobacco smoke is the No. 1 cause of breast cancer in the United States, and they warn women against smoking. Interestingly, the No. 2 cause of breast cancer is chronic vitamin D deficiency, yet neither the medical establishment nor the cancer industry currently expresses any interest in urging women to get more vitamin D through sunlight exposure or nutritional supplementation. Recent research has shown that vitamin D halts 77 percent of all cancers from becoming full-blown tumors, including breast cancer, prostate cancer, colon cancer and leukemia. The vast majority of women in the United States remain chronically vitamin D deficient, putting their bodies in a state of accelerated tumor growth.

Despite critics' concerns, those organizations involved in the new pink ribbon cigarettes believe the product will be a huge market success. Focus group have proven that the pink ribbon symbol appeals to many woman who blindly buy anything carrying the symbol, regardless of the health consequences experienced from using such products. "When women see pink, they forget how to think," reported one researcher who wishes to remain anonymous. "They buy anything with a pink ribbon on it, even though our research shows that 99.6% of women have no idea how much money from their purchase actually goes to breast cancer research, or even where it goes. This is classic Pavlovian conditioning engineered entirely by corporate interests."

One thing for sure: The more that women keep buying these pink ribbon cigarettes, the more money they'll collectively raise to help find a cure for the very disease they'll be giving themselves by smoking: Breast cancer! Accordingly, the Susie B. Wheezie Foundation proclaimed that buying these pink ribbon cigarettes is like "investing in your own future," since funds from the sales will be used to find a cure for the disease caused by the product itself. A new event called, "Smoke for the cure" is planned for next year as a way to increase product sales and raise more money for breast cancer research.

Disclaimer: This article is a parody of pink ribbon promotions used to hype consumer products. It is published under the protection of the First Amendment of the United States Constitution, and it is offered as entertaining public commentary for the purpose of stirring thoughtful debate over the current use of pink ribbons to market consumer products containing (or producing) cancer-causing substances. Any resemblance to actual product names, company names or non-profit names is purely coincidental. In no way does this parody piece intend to imply that non-profit cancer groups would endorse tobacco (although doctors and non-profits certainly did decades ago).

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About the author:Mike Adams (aka the "Health Ranger") is a best selling author (#1 best selling science book on Amazon.com) and a globally recognized scientific researcher in clean foods. He serves as the founding editor of NaturalNews.com and the lab science director of an internationally accredited (ISO 17025) analytical laboratory known as CWC Labs. There, he was awarded a Certificate of Excellence for achieving extremely high accuracy in the analysis of toxic elements in unknown water samples using ICP-MS instrumentation. Adams is also highly proficient in running liquid chromatography, ion chromatography and mass spectrometry time-of-flight analytical instrumentation.

Adams is a person of color whose ancestors include Africans and Native American Indians. He's also of Native American heritage, which he credits as inspiring his "Health Ranger" passion for protecting life and nature against the destruction caused by chemicals, heavy metals and other forms of pollution.

Adams is the founder and publisher of the open source science journal Natural Science Journal, the author of numerous peer-reviewed science papers published by the journal, and the author of the world's first book that published ICP-MS heavy metals analysis results for foods, dietary supplements, pet food, spices and fast food. The book is entitled Food Forensics and is published by BenBella Books.

In his laboratory research, Adams has made numerous food safety breakthroughs such as revealing rice protein products imported from Asia to be contaminated with toxic heavy metals like lead, cadmium and tungsten. Adams was the first food science researcher to document high levels of tungsten in superfoods. He also discovered over 11 ppm lead in imported mangosteen powder, and led an industry-wide voluntary agreement to limit heavy metals in rice protein products.

In addition to his lab work, Adams is also the (non-paid) executive director of the non-profit Consumer Wellness Center (CWC), an organization that redirects 100% of its donations receipts to grant programs that teach children and women how to grow their own food or vastly improve their nutrition. Through the non-profit CWC, Adams also launched Nutrition Rescue, a program that donates essential vitamins to people in need. Click here to see some of the CWC success stories.

With a background in science and software technology, Adams is the original founder of the email newsletter technology company known as Arial Software. Using his technical experience combined with his love for natural health, Adams developed and deployed the content management system currently driving NaturalNews.com. He also engineered the high-level statistical algorithms that power SCIENCE.naturalnews.com, a massive research resource featuring over 10 million scientific studies.

Adams is well known for his incredibly popular consumer activism video blowing the lid on fake blueberries used throughout the food supply. He has also exposed "strange fibers" found in Chicken McNuggets, fake academic credentials of so-called health "gurus," dangerous "detox" products imported as battery acid and sold for oral consumption, fake acai berry scams, the California raw milk raids, the vaccine research fraud revealed by industry whistleblowers and many other topics.

Adams has also helped defend the rights of home gardeners and protect the medical freedom rights of parents. Adams is widely recognized to have made a remarkable global impact on issues like GMOs, vaccines, nutrition therapies, human consciousness.

In addition to his activism, Adams is an accomplished musician who has released over a dozen popular songs covering a variety of activism topics.

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