The Ban On Tobacco Advertising Essay

1071 Words Jul 20th, 2016 null Page
The ban on tobacco ads by the Indian Government surely raises many concerns and ethical arguments going back and forth. There are those that strongly support such a ban, and there are those that strongly oppose it. They each have differing views and counter arguments to arguments presented. I plan to summarize each view in support of and against the ban, discuss the conflict of interest as it pertains to the government of India, as well as give my opinion on what governments should do in regards to tobacco advertising. The first thing I plan to do is summarize the arguments in favor of the ban on tobacco advertising by the government of India. It is stated that this ban is already something that goes on in other countries. The article states in the section titled Ayes’, “countries like France, Finland, and Norway had already imposed similar bans.” And does the government not have a right to implement this ban? The ban on cocaine globe-wide is used as one of the leading examples in the article. Not just is cocaine mentioned, but the Ayes’ speak of bans on ads for other dangerous products that remained in the market, such as firearms and many Pharmaceuticals. When speaking of ethics, a leading question that needs to be asked is, “Is the product dangerous? And who might be harmed?” The Ayes confront this conflict on many occasions. Tobacco consumption and smoking is one of the leading causes of death around the world. “According to the World Health Organisation…

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