Advertisements Make Unhealthy Choices

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We live in a world of advertisement and it’s unavoidable. Is there a time in your life when ads never appears on-screen or when you travel there’s no billboards around? Never! Individuals may find that billboard are distracting and unnecessary. But it’s a way for a company and advertisers to notify consumers about a certain product and bring awareness to it. Without advertising, publicity, the world wouldn’t know about the existing product and won’t have a mind of making smart choices. It’s normal for us to purchase items often, but sometimes we just need to save money for better things than just purchasing clothes and brand name products. Such as vacation tickets and donating to those who doesn’t have the choices to spend as we do. …show more content…
Advertisements can have an effect on individual 's physical health as food and drugs have an effect on individual 's body. Not only does advertisements have an effect on physical health, but as well as emotional health issues as individual 's surrounded by media that create problems. Most importantly, Advertisers and company are aiming at the youngster, the age where they’ve earned their own money.

First of all, the most common advertisements, we tend to see are food and drugs which have a great damage to individuals physical health. Food, tobacco, and liquor can encourage individuals to make unhealthy choices as they tend to think its “cool” or “addictive”. In the article “Warning: Advertising May Be Hazardous to Your Health” by Roy Fox stated that “this was 15 years after a study which concluded that sports celebrities in TV and magazine ads promoting the use of snuff and chewing tobacco led to increased numbers of young people using these products.” (64). Using celebrities give an increased sale and it’s attractive to individuals. For instance, a sexy female model that’s promoted a brand cigarette that would make some people to purchase it because that person used it. How many times have you brought a product from

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