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Should advertising tobacco products be banned in all forms?

  • If people wan to smoke let them smoke its them that is going to die from lung cancer not you.

    It's there life to live let them make their on choices. If people wan to smoke let them smoke its them that is going to die from lung cancer not you. L e t them live their live and kill their own lungs it doesn't hurt you. So back off

  • Adolescents are easily influenced

    If the teenagers consider smoking as a tremendous thing to do , they will definitely start smoking because they will think that they will look more like their idols or they will believe that they may be closer to the inappropriate ideals that they badly have. . . . .

  • Smoking kills you

    Why would companies advertise people's deaths? Children are naïve and will fall into the trap. When cigarette companies make ads, they are lying because they know there is no benefit except the feeling from the addiction. It can't happen anymore. So many people die a year from lung cancer or other illnesses caused by smoking.

  • It causes diseases people would never get if they never used tobacco

    Smoking is gross and just leads to damaging your body and those around you. It leads to lung cancer, heart disease, mouth cancer, etc. Also, your teeth and nails become yellow and you smell and so does your house. It is also harmful to the people around you. Overall, it is just not worth it, plus its expensive!!

  • Cigarette ads are glorifying smoking

    If you ask any smoker when they started they will tell you 9 times out of 10 they started really young and much before they were of age. These ads are glorifying the use of tobacco and ultimately signing death certificates of millions even as young as 12 year old kids.

  • Of course it should be.

    It is encouraging minors and other people who would normally not smoke tobacco as it is glorifying it. Tobacco is currently the leading cause of morbitity in australia. It is bad enough that it is legal, we dont need it broadcasted on tv where our children can see it. It sends them the message that it is ok to smoke tobacco, when statistactly it most certainly isnt.

  • Tobacco is the way to cancer

    Tobacco is one of the most poisonous drug that is now widely used by people. People actually doesn't realise about its side effects. Today major portion of the youngsters are being addicted to this . Seeing these type of advertisements, they are being attracted and at last addicted to it. People lose their healthy life only because of this stupid drug....

  • Unhealthy, violent, bad

    Its not good to still be advertising alcohol and tobacco because its the reason why families are separated and why there's a lot of domestic violence going on in families. Its also the reason why some people are on unemployed benefits because they've wasted most of their money on these.

  • Duh! It should!

    It's not healthy, it's not right people should be able to live life without drugs influencing them they should live life high on air not on toxin chemicals that screw with your head, emotions, and body. Plus those around them could have asthma which could depending on the drug released smoke could make the other person with asthma stop breathing!!!!!

  • Social costs are infinite

    It is an ever-pervasive problem already, and many teen smoker never stop. Most don't realize its bad until they get cancer, cardiovascular and respiratory problems. It is also bad for kids health when they second-smoke. There is such a huge litter problem, some forms of governments buy them. The way smokers spit is unhygienic and a health hazard which can spread and preserve diseases. There are low numbers of smokers who can kick the habit. It is associated with negative endorsements and

  • It's unconstitutional!

    People have said that tobacco sales help nobody but that is untrue! What about the tobacco farmers? Or the factory workers? Or the teachers and firemen that get paid from taxes, aka tobacco sales. Not only that, but the 14th amendment guarantees that no persons rights can be infringed. This was the argument used in roe v wade. Also, the Supreme Court has defined a company as a person, so that means that the government cannot take away the tobacco companies' right to advertise.

  • Tobacco is a legal substance, why ban the advertisement of it?

    There is no reason to ban the advertisement of a legal substance. If people are so set against tobacco, why don't they make it illegal? I think it because they love all the tax revenue this product brings in. Lets face it, your government rally doesn't care about your health, they just want the tax dollars. Tobacco is legal, so it should be treated as any other product. Let it be advertised as such.

    Posted by: BriaBlacken
  • If alcohol can do it why can't tobacco

    I never understood why tabacco gets the most shit on. There are many alcohol companies that get to promote their product, and with alcoholics struggling with addiction I see it as a double standard. If one company that has just an equally harmful product... Is allowed to advertise it to the general public, why should tobacco be any different.

  • Because no one is forced to smoke

    Tobbaco was made on purpose for people who want to smoke, infact those who smoke weed so that it can be substituted and be seen as illegal drug. It was introduced because people who smoked tobbaco used to plant it. So they decided to roll it with a piece of paer in order to get something out of it.

  • What will our kids learn from Tobacco ads?

    Our kids will see the ad and think of tobacco just as it is...Tobacco. Although kids can be influenced by ads promoting tobacco especially by well-known figures, who influences kids the most growing up? The ones they live with (parents, relatives), the ones they talk to everyday (friends, teachers), the ones they look up to (relatives, celebs). Who are they really going to listen to? Who can sit them down and seriously talk to them about tobacco? In most cases the Parents, or whoever they live with, talk to and see every day. The biggest influence on our kids is the ones they've been listening to their whole life. Tobacco ads are completely fine. Effort in preaching to parents the need to inform kids about the dangers and facts of tobacco use is what’s neglected. If the kids listen the most to their parent, why not make tobacco the next "The Talk". You can't force a child to think a certain way but you can greatly influence their decision by having a serious talk about tobacco. However, that being said we have to allow our kids, as well as anyone any age to make their OWN decisions whether or not their decisions makes sense. Everyone now a days knows using tobacco is bad for your health but telling people what "not to do" is only going to make the average person want to do whatever it is, in this case tobacco use, more than if you just gave them the information and facts to make their decision completely on their own. Promotion isn’t wrong. Promote what you like or believe in. Promote it loosely, don't tell someone to smoke cigs or not to smoke cigs. Say why you do it and why you like it. The moment you tell someone what to or not to do is the moment they immediately start to focus on the complete opposite of what was just said. If you give kids all the information and facts on tobacco the majority won't even think of the side of participating in it. But as soon as you command someone how to think you've simply put into their head more thought on the complete opposite. The saying "Do as your told" needs to be buried not 6 but 12 feet underground. The new saying is "Do as you want, as appropriate to how you think". If you have confidence and reason behind your decision then you can't be told your wrong no matter what the normal standard is. If you agree and back your decision, then no one else's opinion matters. You have to be confident in your own decision and base it off of credible information and facts. Too many times in similar scenarios we are told what side we should take, rather than be given the opportunity to individually make our decision based completely on our own knowledge pf the subject without any persuasion towards either side.

  • Why ban it?

    It is the child or teens choice to start tobacco use tobacco ads don't even particularly influence the decision of underage users and besides, if they start using, that shows insecurity, and a lack of teaching by family's about the dangers of tobacco and what it does to your health.

  • Why ban it?

    It is the child or teens choice to start tobacco use tobacco ads don't even particularly influence the decision of underage users and besides, if they start using, that shows insecurity, and a lack of teaching by family's about the dangers of tobacco and what it does to your health.

  • Cause swag yolo

    Will lose millions of dollars

    If they ban cigarette Ads kids will not know the effects of smoking and will believe they are safe. Not very enforceable
    Hard for smoking company’s to agree
    magazines would lose money as well because cigarette company’s wouldn't be able to give them money. It's legal

  • Cause swag yolo

    Will lose millions of dollars

    If they ban cigarette Ads kids will not know the effects of smoking and will believe they are safe. Not very enforceable
    Hard for smoking company’s to agree
    magazines would lose money as well because cigarette company’s wouldn't be able to give them money. It's legal

  • Is this even a question?

    Tobacco is a 100% legal substance. There is an age requirement to be able to buy it. There are laws about where you can and can't use it to protect non users from second hand smoke. There is no reason to ban advertisement all together. Smokers and people that chew know the risks. That is their own decision. People will use regardless of whether advertisement is allowed. So all banning advertisement would do is eliminate the company's ability to promote its product to the informed adults that choose to use them. Let it be advertised as any other product is.


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