Tobacco Advertising And The Tobacco Industry Essay

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How important is the advertising, how much does it actually make you want to purchase what is advertised? The government of India is trying to stop tobacco Companies from advertising their product. Is it really the government decision? Would banning tobacco advertising actually make a difference in tobacco sales? There are many pros and cons on tobacco advertising. Many countries have already banned tobacco advertising.

The government of India has a hard decision to make; to ban tobacco advertising or risk the welfare of its people. In February of 2001 the government of India told the tobacco companies that they are launching an anti-tobacco program. The Tobacco industry voluntarily withdrew their advertisements and sponsorship of events. The state Exchequer major supplier was the tobacco industry. Should the government control to interfere with the people’s choice?

Do tobacco advertisements actually cause people to smoke or use tobacco products? Dr. Margaret Chan from the world health organization believes tobacco advertisement appeal to women and children. As she says “Government must make it their top priority to stop the tobacco industry’s shameless manipulation of young people and women, in particular, to recruit the generation of nicotine addicts.” Dr. Margaret Chan, WHO Director-General. World health organization accounted over 4 million death caused by tobacco in 2000.

The Camel tobacco company’s mascot is an animated camel named Joe Camel. The…

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