CDC: Remove Anti-Smoking Ad Portraying Ostomies in Negative Light

April 9, 2015 7:48 PM

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CDC: Remove Anti-Smoking Ad Portraying Ostomies in Negative Light

I am sick and tired of people with ostomies being portrayed in a negative light. Time and time again, different organizations, companies, and individuals have tried to portray an ostomy as a negative consequence of an action, creating a societal stigma that having an ostomy is a horrible thing. In 2013, it was the Cincinnati Police Department attempting to deter at-risk youth from entering a life of violence by claiming that doing so could result in them having an ostomy. My jaw dropped when I first heard that -- jumping from violence to an ostomy is a stretch to say the least.

But if that wasn't outlandish enough, there is an even more outrageous campaign going on now that portrays ostomies as an unfortunate consequence of a personal choice. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a major operating component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, rec...

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