This content reflects the personal opinions of the author. Sign in or sign up and post using a HubPages Network account. Comments are not for promoting your articles or other sites. The inanity of this logic cannot be overstated. If you want to keep this line of thinking going down the tracks, pretty much anything can be banned from the airwaves. Computer games contribute to a sedentary lifestyle and obesity. Cell phones can create distractions for drivers and pedestrians. Computers lead to eye strain.
Coffee can cause anxiety and tachycardia. Contact lenses can cause infections if you fall asleep with them in. And that's just the C's. Tobacco is an outlier inasmuch as it's a an addictive substance that's b usually meant to be used regularly and therefore to cause addiction, and it c leads to an unusually high incidence of poor health outcomes. Using this as a model for banning certain car commercials because the model in question is too sporty defies logic.
The idea you would want the government to intervene in these matters is an airtight argument against universal suffrage. We as a country are overdue to have the same thing take place for alcohol. Do you happen to know of an organization that is leading this effort?
Alcohol is advertised on tv, billboards. You cant even go into your local grocery stores with your shopping cart in tote along with your children and they are asking you if you want to taste the new line of wine out. This has to stop. For the future of our children. Good points in the article, however, Hollywood still manages to encourage smoking and provide free commercials in movies, music videos and sometimes television shows.
You will see characters smoking cigarettes, drinking alcohol etc. Self regulation is important - especially when done by the consumer. However, some of the "vices" are just a little too pleasurable. Joseph F. Cullman III, head of Philip Morris, promised, on behalf of the nine leading cigarette manufacturers in the country, to end all cigarette advertising on radio and television not by the deadline proposed by the broadcasters but by September, I remember the summary from my college advertising class: basically for every minute of cigarette advertising, a minute of the counter message had to be broadcast.
This made for a significant impact in sales of cigarettes. While the FCC pushed for restrictions on cigarette advertising, the cigarette manufacturers in affect ultimately voted to ban themselves—if no air time was used for cigarette advertising, then no air time could be required for anti-smoking messages. No such requirement was enforceable for print.
According to them, it was now only the greed of the networks that was keeping cigarette commercials on TV. I have asthma and have suffered greatly from second hand smoke, and though there's less in public places I still have to deal with smokers in the apartment next door. Are you for real. Sounds like a good title for a Hub.
Que Scout, Thanks for reading and commenting. I understand cigarettes are dirty and dangerous. But as an adult I have the right to chose what I put in my body!!! I worry that the US will get like that. Large sodas are already illegal in New York City! The packaging must be completely generic, without logos or color images. Australia's next plan is to stop the sale of cigarettes to people born after the year Effectively making the sale of tobacco illegal as time goes by. Oh, we most certianly could afford to lose the revenue, just stop electing those that like to spend so much.
Why then is it also allowed to advertise mind altering drugs and other habit forming dangerous medications on radio and TV. The so called "legal" drugs are just as dangerous as the "recreational" drugs. All these shootings across the nation are from people that are on psychotropic drugs.. Even the disclaimers say side affects are suicidal and homicidal thoughts. What makes that okay? Case in point An upstanding citizen in Charlotte N. He never would have done this had he not been medicated.
Too many people are self diagnosing their own physical and mental conditions from these TV ads and running to the doctor who is just waiting for them to ask for such and such a medication. The Pharmaceutical companies are making it profitable for the Dr. This is true data. Hey Life, thanks for reading! I never thought of what would happen to the insurance and drug companys should cigarettes be banned.
And they would take away a huge portion of the tax revenue. In today's economy, that's one thing we can't afford. I completely agree with your hub. Your point that if you allow choices to be taken away, it is a very slippery slope, is spot on. I chuckled when I saw autos and fast food in your list, I expected the alcohol.
Very creative and true. You can not pick and choose what freedoms of choice we have. If we have the right to choose, then we have that right. It seems though that society needs specific groups that are encouraged targets. Compilation of Winston, Salem and Camel cigarette commercials.
Reviewer: orderdesign - favorite favorite favorite favorite favorite - August 29, Subject: Winston very good thank you. Reviewer: cathyftr - favorite favorite favorite favorite favorite - December 23, Subject: Love these ads!!!
Even though cigarettes ads were banned in America on a nationwide basis in , there were a few places around the US who had already banned such ads. Interesting watching these ads and the others on this site , even more interesting with the exception of Galaxy, pretty much all of them are still around in one form or another even Raleigh and Belair without the coupons though LOL.
Winston today is more known as the smoke of popular signer Kid Rock. Camel is still popular with the so-called Generation X crowd though cigars are more popular and Salem a few years back was re-lauched as the "extreme menthol cigarette" with the tag "stir the senses" I believe Salem even did away with their white filter. Reviewer: Tenor madman - favorite favorite favorite favorite - December 7, Subject: I remember these!
I would have been 6 or 7 years old watching TV when these commercials aired. I distinctly remember a few of them from then. It's funny how I never took to smoking. It always seemed like something other folks did. Reynolds is launching a campaign for Vuse, the company's first electronic cigarette. E-cigs have sort of sneaked in under the radar. Originally marketed by small companies that used mostly obscure online and word-of-mouth promotion, they have quickly become big business, to the consternation of health advocates and regulators.
The last cigarette commercial on the national networks was a Virginia Slim ad that aired at p. Slowly but steadily since then, restrictions on cigarettes have become stricter and more wide-ranging. Public smoking is all but forbidden and even smoking at home can get you in trouble in multi-family housing in many areas. But for now, at least, e-cigs are having their day in the sun. While regulators scramble to catch up, "vapers" are showing up everywhere, inhaling their smokeless vapor on trains, in restaurants and other venues that long ago banned smoking.
How long that lasts is another question. It's believed the Food and Drug Administration FDA is about to impose regulations on the e-cigs, or "digital vapor cigarettes," as some prefer to call them.
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