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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Actually all people will die eventually, not just the smokers.
Answered By: gina m - 7/19/2006
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Do you realize that when they say dont smoke they are saying...Here we are we are trying to help...But if you do smoke remember that we were here to help so you should smoke our cigs.
Answered By: andrewgengler - 7/19/2006
I believe it's part of the settlement agreement that the companies have made due to multiple major lawsuits.
Answered By: randyboy - 7/19/2006
Trust me that will never happen. It's same thing like an animal skin trader telling people not to buy animal skin from black market; Where in the hell can he e********y if he tells people not to buy from him? Lol... More
Answered By: YanNie - 7/19/2006
he wants more adults to buy cigarettes and not teens
Answered By: hottie_wit_a_botti - 7/19/2006
And this is in pregnancy because???????? Well, I don't really give a flip what they do, they aren't getting my money anymore anyway. woo hoo!! Anyway, I don't get myself all worked up about mega-companies and whatnot. It's a senseless blood pressure rise.'s only to save their butts from stupid... More
Answered By: terrapinqueen76 - 7/19/2006
I want to know what else you want these companies to do. In addition to putting warnings on every pack, they've lost lawsuits to people who have sued them because of cancer. How stupid. Everyone knows the risks of smoking, OK. It is old news and a ridiculous notion to further any other agenda against these... More
Answered By: dhalia_1977 - 7/20/2006
Answered By: iposhrat - 7/21/2006
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