Monday, June 19, 2006

The Ronaldo Martinez Commercials Are Freaking Me Out!

The NY Department of Health has been airing commercials featuring Ronaldo Martinez, a 53 year old man from Puerto Rico, who had his larynx removed 14 years ago when he was 39.

The ads have Mr. Martinez speaking about effects that years of smoking have done to his health. He speaks with the aid of a mechanical voice box, which make him sound like Ned Gerblansky from South Park.

The ads are disturbing, but they work. 15,000 people have called the DoH's smoking hotline for help on quitting.

They still freak me and my wife out.

(Source - NY Daily News)