Tobacco Should Be Banned Research Paper

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Running head: BAN ON TOBACCO ADVERTISING IN INDIA 1
Ban on Tobacco Advertising in India
Tobacco is a controversial subject in India, while the government tries to implement a bill banning the advertisement of tobacco products. One thing to remember is the tobacco industry is a multi-million dollar business which employs around 26 million people in various aspects of the industry, for this reason there is bound to be conflict. Since the World Health Organization (WHO) is estimating by 2030, that deaths attributed to tobacco usage will increase to around 10 million, in view of that it is advisable to limit advertising that could potentially influence adolescents (ICMR, 2001). According to WHO as of 2011, 19 countries have accomplished a high
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Honestly, this by itself will never be a good reason to consider implementing the ban. In order for the ban to be effective in India, all advertising would have to be prevented, hence requiring the exclusion of advertising from other countries. Is that an attainable objective that the government could accomplish? That would be a hard task to undertake, along with being an expensive one when you predict lost income and jobs across the country, coupled with conflict from the countries you are blocking (ICMR, 2001). Considering the amount of revenue the government collects from tobacco and the number of people employed there will be a relevant amount of income lost along with an unknown number of people out of work. While there have been studies in India asserting the ban will not affect employment in a negative way, because the money will be spent on other goods or services that will create jobs. The truth of that remains to be seen (ICMR, …show more content…
At the same time, I do not think the government can stop all forms of advertisement from other countries. Then the ethics of the situation as I want my freedom of choice and I am extremely capable of making decisions for myself. While at the same time, I believe adolescents should not be exposed to media advertising substances that cause harm. If I had to make a decision, I would minimize advertising to adult related activities and products. Because in all honesty, there is no way to protect

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