Why Is Tobacco Advertising Banned

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Tobacco advertising ban in India The government of India argues that it had tabled the ban in order to protect youngsters. It wanted to protect the youngsters from smoking. The government also wanted to gain more powers to prevent tobacco smoking officially. The ban was not out of the ordinary as other countries had also effected this, successfully. icmrindia.org (2001) It was generally felt that the government had its citizens at heart and therefore should interfere for their sake and well being. They gave examples of other hard drugs that were officially banned the world over. icmrindia.org (2001) They cited rising tobacco related deaths as an example of why the government wanted to intervene , according to World Health Organisation figures. …show more content…
They would end up trying to smoke and become addicted, and end up smoking for life., making the industry to benefit. They cited a Us court case in which it was held that colourful advertising attracted children to smoke and should not be allowed. icmrindia.org (2001) The analysts felt that cigarette revenue was much lower than the costs of providing healthcare. It was felt that the tobacco users eventually fell sick and it was up to the government to take care of them. The money form cigarettes was lees than that of having to take care of sick people. icmrindia.org (2001) Studies showed that ways to reduce smoking had increased and also did not cause employment to …show more content…
icmrindia.org(2001) The advocates against the ban felt that those that smoked were not affected by advertising ad they smoked already. It was only those that did not smoke that were at risk. Or were affected. Or influenced. icmrindia.org (2001) The advocates for not banning of advertising claimed that they only targeted adult smokers only. They also claimed that in a 1988 survey no one had said that they started smoking due to advertising. They started to smoke to see what it felt like as well as due to influence of their friends. icmrindia.org (2001) They felt that the ban was unfair as it only target regular cigarette makers and left out the informal makers. Or traditional cigarette makers, who were informal. icmrindia.org (2001) They also claimed that surrogate advertising would defeat the advert ban itself. They felt that foreign advertisers would not be affected as foreign magazines would find their way into the country. Also foreign TV would find its way into India and advertise tobacco products., defeating the ban. icmrindia.org (2001) The advocates against the ban feared the loss of employment due to the

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