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Tobacco ads that discourage teen smoking?

What to you think of the RJ Reynolds TV ads that tell adults to talk to their kids about not smoking? At some point in time, all current smokers will be dead - trust me on this. Does it make sense that a big tobacco company would say 'future market share, don't buy our product'? Of course not. By the way, outside of the US, advertising regulations are much more lax. The tobacco companies are doing a very effective job targeting teens (especially young women) in Europe and Asia. If one child is spared by a 'don't smoke' message, then the campaign is worthwhile. But it isn't about that. It's about a megacompany wrapping the cloak of good corporate citizen around themselves (to comply with US ad laws) while exploiting the same (and bigger) audiences in foreign countries. Is anyone outraged by this spin?

Asked By: Joe D - 7/19/2006
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I think they are trying to protect themselves from future lawsuits, too. Young people who take up smoking won't be able to say they weren't warned and discouraged from tobacco use. My father is dying from lung disease after smoking since he was a teen. I hate the tobacco industry and hope they rot.
Answered By: katydid - 7/19/2006
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well kids are watching mtv when ads are on n there not watching nickelodian so its hard
Answered By: Michael G - 7/19/2006
 
The Ciggy magnates just plain don't care about people. Otherwise they would DO SOMETHING ELSE. Other nations should consider this strategy an ATTACK on their young and ban the product. But they all love smoking so much outside of America, what can you tell them? It's just awful.
Answered By: n0witrytobeamused - 7/19/2006
 
I cannot agree with u more... More
Answered By: vascsono - 7/19/2006
 
Move the tobacco away from behind the cashier in a shop. When you get older that is all you see, a wall full of tobacco products. Kids peer over the counter and one day they will be asking for them... More
Answered By: iposhrat - 7/21/2006
 
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