here's my rant now. I'll make it short. Cigarrette advertisements have been removed from magazines and billboards etc., particularly Joe Camel because, supposedly, he attracted children. Yet we idolize that damn clown from macdonalds and allow his commercials to run during children programming. Obesity is also life threatening and has long term effects. Why exactly is lung cancer so much better than a heart attack? You die from both, shouldn't we be putting our mascots behind vegetables and fruits, foods that aren't going to kill our kids. Joe Camel (supposedly) told kids that it's ok to smoke, whereas Clowny McClown is telling kids that its ok to not eat healthy. Makes no sense to me, I doubt anyone will disagree that the McDonald's mascot has influenced probably millions more kids than has Joe Camel.