This billboard, which looms over Chicago's Eisenhower expressway, has a very valuable message for us all. Sponsored by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, the "Hot Dogs Cause Butt Cancer" headline is meant to get your attention. It succeeded.
The National Hot Dog & Sausage Council (seriously?) responded to the ads, which appear in various states. Miami's version offers the much tamer "Hot dogs can take you out of the game." Anyway, they've dismissed the PCRM as a "pseudo-medical animal rights group," that is only using the ad to serve their very specific agenda.
This might be a battle with no winners. Well, aside from the drivers who get to see the billboards everyday.