Alcohol and Cigarette Advertisement Essay

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Alcohol and Cigarettes Advertisement

How would you feel if one of your family members or close friends told you they have a lung disease or cancer? According to a 1992 national household survey on alcohol, about 7.5% of the United States population (That is about 14 million Americans) abuse or are dependent on alcohol. Also, a recent 2004 Center for Disease Control (CDC) survey indicated that about 21% of US adults are current cigarette smokers. (That is about 44.5 million people).Let me repeat that. These numbers are from 2004. I’m guessing these numbers have increased in the last four years. These numbers are incredible since everyone realizes how damaging alcohol abuse and cigarette smoking can be. After reading a number of
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Bryan’s last words were to his son, he told his son Louis “this is what happens to you when you smoke. “
Cigarette smoking and alcohol drinking can be very deadly. On October 9, 2007, CDC reported that each year about 438,000 people in the United States die from illnesses related to cigarette smoking. Cigarette smoking has caused many deaths, alcohol drinking has almost cause equally as much deaths a year. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Addiction reported that more than 100,000 Americans deaths are caused by excessive alcohol consumption. According to a professional American doctor, cigarettes killed more Americans than AIDS, alcohol, car accidents, murders, suicides, drugs and fires combined. Most of these deaths may have occurred because people started smoking and drinking because of the advertisements.
Cigarettes and alcohol advertisements are affecting a lot of people. Once you enter any city in the US, the first thing you’re going to see is an advertisement of cigarettes or alcohol on a billboard. Who in here has seen those Absolut Vogue ads? Those ads and many other ads have been shown in famous newspapers and magazines, magazine and newspapers such as the New York Times, Entertainment Weekly and Rolling Stone, even in outdoor life. Alcohol ads lie. Jean Kilbourne, a media scholar said “an alcohol advertisement does create a climate in which dangerous attitudes toward alcohol are presented as normal and appropriate.”
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