Advertisements For Smoking Should Be Banned

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Advertisements For Smoking Should Be Banned.
Advertisements involving smoking should be prohibited. Kids and teens that are the most impressionable and easily influenced. Cigarette promotions make smoking appear harmless and cool and have led to many kids under the age of 18 to have smoked for years. The advertisements on quitting smoking and how bad they are for you may be effective for older viewers however many teens and kids are drawn to cigarettes even more because adults are saying it is bad for you and it appeals to their “bad boy/girl” ideal. Many might argue that forbidding a company from advertising its product is against freedom of speech. This essay will show that the harmful effects of cigarettes will justify dramatic means to prevent people especially our youth from being encouraged to start smoking.
Smoking cigarette 's is responsible for more than 480,000 deaths per year in the United States, including nearly 42,000 deaths resulting from secondhand smoke exposure. (“Fun Facts”) The first "Brand" of cigarettes to become widely known was Bull Durham in 1868. Cigarette sales truly began in 1881 with the patent of the first cigarette rolling machine. Cigarette companies began looking for ways to advertise their products. Originally tobacco companies used cards placed in the cigarette package and posters to advertise. Eventually newspapers, radio, then television were used to reach as many people as possible. "(Tobacco companies were the single largest product
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