Smoke ‘Em If Ya Got ‘Em … NOT!

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Turner Broadcasting announced today that they will be reviewing and editing some 5800 cartoons in their collection. Apparently, after a good 30 years of knowing the dangers of cigarettes, someone finally got the clue that the cartoons that were made in the pre-cig knowledge days might have a negative impact on kids.

As a kiddo in the early 80s, I can vividly remember watching tons of old cartoons from the 40s and 50s where smoking was seen and basically glorified. Since both my parents are non-smokers, I was made aware that smoking wasn’t a good thing to do – even if cartoon characters did it.

I commend Turner Broadcasting for this, but really, isn’t it about three decades too late?

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