Tobacco companies 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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Tobacco companies are under pressure to be 'good corporate citizens' - but don't let their pr ads fool you. They're also trying to market "flavored" cigarettes that "hook" teens at even younger ages. And, much of their advertising is "hip" and "cool", attracting teens even if it's not on MTV. If smoking's so damn bad... More
Answered By: Ron O - 7/20/2006
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Cigarette companies exploit new markets in Asia where no regulations are. In China, Burma and other asian countries they are the first to come in and spend lots of money on ads. They have no shame at all and in US they pretend to be good.
Answered By: lostonearth - 7/19/2006
On a long enough timeline , the survivability rate for EVERYONE drops to zero! What a stupid thing for you to say about smokers dying!
Answered By: David C - 7/19/2006
Smokers are being lied to... More
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