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    Tobacco Advertising Ethics

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    Government regulation of Smoking Advertisements There are many ethical issues related to the advertising of tobacco products. The banning of this type of advertising has been central to many Tobacco Control Programs. The main ethical issues at the root of this idea to either ban or continue to allow tobacco advertising involve many assumptions. For example, supporters of tobacco advertising tend to base the platform of their defense by arguing tobacco products are equal to all other types of consumer products -thus, it is unfair their product is not treated in the same manner as all other products. They argue it is discriminatory to restrict or ban advertising, and yet let others freely advertise their products. This is summarized as “if a product is legally sold, it should be legally advertised” [Chapman, 1996] The other side of the argument argues that tobacco is absolutely not equivalent to other mainstream products in the marketplace. Instead, they suggest because of its addictive qualities and the…

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    Tobacco Advertising

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    My analysis in favor of the ban of tobacco advertising in India. In 2001 the government of India (GOI) announces that it will be petitioning a bill to ban Tobacco companies from advertising their product. The main objective was to discourage teens from consuming tobacco products and also providing (GOI) with sovereignties to launch a diverse program against tobacco companies. The government of India announces that they would voluntarily retreat from all sponsorship affairs. The ethical stand…

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    Tobacco Advertising Banned

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    India’s Tobacco Advertising Ban In 2001 the Indian government began considering an act that would ban tobacco companies from advertising their products and sponsoring sports and cultural events. (‘Ban on Tobacco Ads’, 2001) There were people defending both sides of the issue. Some of the people for the ban were individuals and groups connected with the World Health Organization and the Cancer Awareness Society. Some of the people against the ban were anti governmental regulation groups and…

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    consumer society, advertising is an indispensable way of product promotion. People can easily find advertising campaigns of different brands anywhere, like the billboards, bus stations, even in restrooms. Advertising campaigns have already become a kind of mass media which transmit all the information frequently. The modern advertising industry aims to use creative ideas and sophisticated graphics to convey the message to a specific target market. Advertising campaigns for the products like…

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    Anti Tobacco Advertising

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    In 2001, the government in India decided to introduce legislature to impose a ban on tobacco advertisements at sporting events and cultural events, as well as sponsoring such events. This was intended to stop tobacco companies from appealing to children and young people, and also to help the government start an anti-tobacco campaign. There were strong reactions on either side of the debate. Those in favor of the bill said doing so would save millions of lives and protect children from being…

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    2001 India commented that a bill to ban tobacco advertising and sponsoring sports and cultural events was on the horizon. The ban was intended to educate the youth about the dangers of tobacco use and give the Indian government a way to initiate an anti-tobacco program. Proponents of the ban tout, Norway, Finland, New Zealand and France have all enacted a ban on advertisements of tobacco products. The International Union against Cancer performed a study in 1997 documenting the effects of an…

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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…

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    officials began discussing laws regarding a ban on all tobacco advertising in India. Indian officials, like many other governments around the world that imposed similar bans, felt an ethical and social responsibility to discourage usage of a product that is very dangerous and posed significant health risks to the population. However, such a ban could have significant economic impacts, considering revenue collected from taxes on the sale of these products, as well as potential impacts to jobs in…

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    Tobacco has been around for generations. Tobacco also can cause serious health issues to every day users, but also to those breathing in the smoke around them. Advertising tobacco products has its pros and cons among the public, but managers have to face how to present these products to their customers in the best way possible. There are many who are in favor of the ban on tobacco advertising in India. The biggest argument for those in favor of the ban are looking at the “overall…

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    The Ban on Tobacco Advertising in India Some countries like France, Finland, and Norway banned on tobacco advertising to discourage adults from consuming tobacco products. India also banned tobacco companies from advertising their products and sponsoring sports and cultural events on 2001. This decision seemed to have sparked an intense debate, not just over the ethical aspects of policy making but also the achievability of the objective. Here I mentioned my opinion on what governments should…

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