Tuesday, March 4, 2008

First Robert Jarvik, and now this

I'm just getting over the news that Robert Jarvik, is in fact, not a champion rower, when I saw this story in The New York Post late last night informing me that some of the kids featured in hospital beds in yet another of New York's hard-hitting anti-smoking ads might not have gotten their ailments from secondhand smoke. Says Jan Wicks, who is billed in the story as an "expert in advertising ethics," added, "I would have tried to find children who actually did have illnesses due to secondhand smoke." Ya think? BTW, love the subhead on the Pfizer release I linked to above saying the company had voluntarily pulled the Jarvik ads: "Company Commits to Ensuring Greater Clarity Regarding Spokespeople."

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