Comparison Between The Fast Food Industry And Tobacco Industry

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In America obesity has become a growing issue to the extent that it is one of the most talked about issues in the United States alone. Another topic that is constantly talked about is the abuse and excessive use of tobacco and the health repercussions that arise. Over the past decade many American’s have taken a stance against tobacco, yet select few have taken a stance against the fast food industry. The trend between both the food industry and tobacco industry are strikingly similar even though they appear to have no direct relation. . The conflict within the United States is that fast food has become an addictive product to the point that it has become a new form of tobacco.
During the early nineteen thirties to the mid nineteen fifties, tobacco was advertised in popular culture as an acceptable recreation. Since it was so popular, the Tobacco industry would advocate their product in such a way that tobacco could solve any of your problems; from the forties to mid fifties cigarettes could help you relieve
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This can be observed when you compare Lucky Strike cigarettes to the McDonald’s “Our Food Does Rot” campaign; Luckies says “Your throat protection - against irritation - against cough”. Another similarity between the two Industries is when portraying their product they use young attractive people who, seem as if they are all friends, are enjoying the product being advertised. Both tobacco companies have used people of influence to show how popular or superior their product is to others, based on the idea that if a celebrity likes it then it must be good. Not only have both Industries used celebrities or the current trend, in most video advertisements they personify that the product being shown is the reason everyone decided to go on adventure and have a great

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