Health warning labels proposed for gas pump nozzles:
Americans have been seeing health warnings on their cigarette packages since 1966; now many countries have full color, very graphic messages explaining the dangers of smoking. A 2009 study demonstrated that these warnings are effective. So why not put these kinds of warnings on other products? Burning fossil fuels is damaging our planet as badly as tobacco smoke damages our lungs, so why not have warning labels on gasoline?
Definitely not opposed to the idea, but do I think it would be effective? No. Yes, changing your personal lifestyle is a necessary part of helping the environment, but this campaign really goes back to that individualistic approach. It forces change upon individuals when: 1) That hasn’t worked in regards to fuel consumption in the past, so I don’t think that will work now and 2) it completely ignores the role of government in regards to fuel consumption and how it farms environmental and human health.