Essay on The Ban On Tobacco Advertising

1040 Words Dec 12th, 2015 null Page
In summarizing the arguments in favor of the ban on tobacco advertising in India I find that they mostly all agree that it wasn’t unconstitutional to establish such ban. With France Finland and Norway already having a similar ban it was easy to have something to compare and contrast with. Most of the arguments that are for the banning the advertisement of tobacco were based on protecting the public against serious health risk as well as protecting the minor class. Being that that the Indian government was heavily involved in contributing to health care you think that they would not lessen the possibility of an enhanced expenditure supported by smokers damaging their health. The question is is it ethical and is it achievable most of the companies in favor for it agree that it is achievable and that it does not go against constitutional rights. The need to protect public health can be based on the fact that since 1990 tobacco related deaths went from 3 million to an estimated 12 million within the next 5 years. Another concern is the target market for such advertisement for instance RJ Reynolds who use an animated camel Joe Camel in its advertisements for Camel cigarettes could have been prosecuted for exploiting minors. Also employment decline was an issue with the ban of advertisement most of the tobacco consumption and employment we’re not directly related based on recent studies they were conducted.
When consumption trends were analyzed it was shown that the…

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