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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-28-2008, 07:09 PM Thread Starter
 
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Marlboro man Stoner under fire

From here: Marlboro man Stoner under fire - Motorsport - Sport - smh.com.au

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AUSTRALIA'S world MotoGP champion and Young Australian of the Year, Casey Stoner, is being named and shamed in an aggressive campaign by anti-smoking groups which have labelled him as a "high-speed drug pusher."

They said images of the 22-year-old non-smoker and his bike covered in logos of Marlboro cigarettes while racing and in the media are sending the wrong message to his fans, particularly impressionable young children.

The anti-tobacco group Action on Smoking and Health, the youth health project Smarter than Smoking and the Australian Network on Young People and Tobacco have written to Stoner and his management at Ducati calling on him to relinquish his sponsorship deal with tobacco giant Philip Morris.

The groups claim he is being used as a "Marlboro Man" to promote addictive, lethal products, and although tobacco sponsorship and advertising is banned in Australia, images featuring him plastered in tobacco logos can be readily seen in the media.

They have also written to the National Australia Day Council saying they are concerned that its Young Australian of the Year is actively promoting smoking to the rest of the world.

But in an emailed response last week, Stoner said that while he understood their views and agreed that children should not smoke, he did not believe Philip Morris's sponsorship of Ducati was aimed at young people.

"At the same time I firmly believe that every adult human being should retain the right to make his or her own decisions in life, whether correct or not," he said.

But the Smarter than Smoking co-ordinator, Fiona Phillips, said Stoner's association with Philip Morris significantly undermined efforts in Australia to stop young people from taking up smoking.

And the ASH chief executive, Anne Jones, rejected the claim that Philip Morris did not encourage children to smoke, accusing it of spending huge amounts to attract new smokers, most of whom were children.

"Casey Stoner is the new Marlboro Man and while he might have a lucrative contract with his sponsor, as a champion he is a role model to children and young people worldwide and he's being exploited as a high-speed drug pusher," she said.

Philip Morris in Australia declined to comment and Stoner's management in Italy could not be reached for comment.
What a load of rubbish ... The Marlboro branding is shown on the bike for two rounds, which I believe is being reduced to one round next year ...
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boo hoo, cry me a fucking river.

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His nicknames are stacking up...

P.S. The anti-tobacco group is like PETA...
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They've (Australia) been down this path before and the anti-tobacco lobbyists where all as happy as pigs in shit once things were sorted out. Give the fookers and inch an they expect a mile, but in reality they were given almost a mile and they still want that last couple of inches. You are right Val they are getting to be like those nut cases PETA.


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His nicknames are stacking up...

P.S. The anti-tobacco group is like PETA...
As my boss says, "it's better to be in the bad books than no books at all"!
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And here I thought he was promoting/sponsored by bar codes...
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And here I thought he was promoting/sponsored by bar codes...
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its because of f*#kwits like these people that this counrty is goin to shit. stop spoon feeding everyone so that they are not pussies that cant make a decision on thier own and work for anti tobacco groups, and clean out the gene pool of these idiots
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lame... let them advertise what they want, adults can make decisions on their own.
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If they had done that to Rossi while he was riding a Gauloises he woulda just lit one up!
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omg! wtf ever! why dont these people get lives, Im the biggest Rossi fan and I dont go out and buy the shit he is sponsored by, hell I dont like Dainese gear even a little bit and wouldnt buy because they are a sponsor him and I sure as hell aint buying a Fiat lol
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If they had done that to Rossi while he was riding a Gauloises he woulda just lit one up!
given the lengths he goes to to conceal the fact that he smokes, I doubt that.

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given the lengths he goes to to conceal the fact that he smokes, I doubt that.
Yeah I was joking around...What if Stoner was sponsored by Tampex...Then he would have plenty of reason to act all pissy when he loses!

Or if he was sponsored by Budweiser, would MADD be saying he was promoting drunken driving/riding?

This world is way to concerned with being PC. Especially when we are all such hypocrits...
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Where's Rossi's kleenex sponsor when his bike blows up?

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Rossi needs an underwear sponsor like Hanes so he will have undies that fit and he won't have to pick his butt crack on the warm up lap!
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Rossi needs an underwear sponsor like Hanes so he will have undies that fit and he won't have to pick his butt crack on the warm up lap!
YA! Altho I've given up on that one. Some things are inevitable in life. You'll die, you'll pay taxes, you'll have to watch Rossi pick his balls on the warm-up lap.

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its because of f*#kwits like these people that this counrty is goin to shit. stop spoon feeding everyone so that they are not pussies that cant make a decision on thier own and work for anti tobacco groups, and clean out the gene pool of these idiots
Wow, you sound like you live in the USA... fack man... I wanted to go live in Aus trying to get away from the pansies here... blah...

I guess everywhere you go, there are always shitheads that think my rights end where theirs begin...

idiots!

I am a father... it is my responsibility to educate my children... not Rossis, Stoners or any other athlete. It doesn't take a village... all it takes is a swift kick in the ass to straighten my kids... other parents should try it with theirs.
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or let your children have freedom of choice when the reach an age that it's legal at?

coming from a smoker, ofcourse.

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Wow, you sound like you live in the USA... fack man... I wanted to go live in Aus trying to get away from the pansies here... blah...

I guess everywhere you go, there are always shitheads that think my rights end where theirs begin...

idiots!

I am a father... it is my responsibility to educate my children... not Rossis, Stoners or any other athlete. It doesn't take a village... all it takes is a swift kick in the ass to straighten my kids... other parents should try it with theirs.
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