Tobacco ads that tell teens not to smoke?
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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It actually goes deeper than that. Tobacco companies are not allowed to advertise on TV or radio in the US... More
Answered By: Ellis D - 7/19/2006
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It does seem odd at first that a tobacco company would be making televisions ads to warn about the dangers of teen smoking, but when you realize that this was part of the settlement of a massive lawsuit it sudddenly becomes crystal clear. Corporate good citizen has nothing to do with it. It's all about the money.
Answered By: freedomhammer - 7/19/2006
Well,yeah,it's bad,but what does that have to do with hair?Just curious...
Answered By: kimberli - 7/19/2006
Yes hate it, Philip Morris, the makers of Marlboro dose it all the time.
Answered By: sweetloverguy16 - 7/19/2006
I could have had an extra 10 years with my family if I had never smoked... More
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