Billboard Says Hot Dogs Are as Bad as Cigarettes


Anyone who doesn't already know the ingredients of a hot dog consist mainly of the crap that falls on the floor after all the good stuff has been cut off the pig or the cow will find this new campaign informative. A billboard, located near the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, from the Cancer Project of the nonprofit Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine reads, "Warning: Hot Dogs Can Wreck Your Health." The headline is accompanied by an image of a cigarette pack filled with hot dogs.

The board was placed near the speedway because over 1.1 million hot dogs were served there during last year's races.

Of the campaign, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine Education Director Susan Levin said, "A hot dog a day could send you to an early grave. Processed meats like hot dogs can increase your risk for diabetes, heart disease, and various types of cancer. Like cigarettes, hot dogs should come with a warning label that helps racing fans and other consumers understand the health risk."

Think twice, people, before you devour that hot dog at your next cookout.

by Steve Hall    Aug- 1-11   Click to Comment   
Topic: Cause, Outdoor