Saturday, November 18, 2006

What to do when the shills leave town?

Now that most of the paid-up 'big tobacco' shills, such as Fred Singer, have moved on to 'big oil'-funded climate change denialism, what's a poor little ciggy company to do? Fill the internet tubes with videos of sexy young teenagers smoking, that's what.
Thousands of videos of sexy, smoking teens are appearing on the internet phenomenon YouTube, possibly being posted by tobacco manufacturers to recruit the next generation of smokers.

A global authority on tobacco marketing, Professor Simon Chapman, of the School of Public Health at Sydney University, has accused tobacco manufacturers of hijacking YouTube by flooding it with videos of glamorous, smoking teens. Each day 100 million video clips are viewed on YouTube.