Banning Of Cigarette Adverts Comparison Essay by The Research Group

Banning Of Cigarette Adverts
Discusses the pros & cons and concludes ads should be prohibited. Examines economics, legal & health factors, target market, First Amendment issues and compares with alcohol.
# 17695 | 2,025 words | 5 sources | 1988 | US
Published on Feb 27, 2003 in Advertising (Industry-Specific) , Sociology (Media and Society)

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"The purpose of this paper is to discuss whether or not cigarette advertisements should be banned. The paper will present both the pro and con points of view on the issue. It will then conclude by taking the position that advertising for cigarettes should indeed be prohibited.
At this point in time, cigarette manufacturers spend over two billion dollars per year on the advertisement of their products. Of that total, over six hundred million dollars goes to newspaper and magazine advertising; almost three million dollars goes to billboard advertising; almost one hundred fifty million dollars are spent on give-away promotions; and sixty million dollars are used for investment in public entertainment activities such as sports and cultural events ("Ban Cigarette Advertising" 1987, p. 568). It is apparent from these figures that(...)"

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