Banning The Advertising Of Tobacco Use

906 WordsOct 2, 20154 Pages
n this essay, I will discuss the positives and negatives related to countries banning the advertising of tobacco use, the complexities of the argument, finished with my own perspective. This is a highly argumentative debate that countries of the free world have argued for several decades. I’ll start by explaining the dangers of smoking tobacco. According to the Center of Disease Control (CDC) in the United States of America, tobacco use contributes cancers of and not limited to: mouth, esophagus, throat, and lungs. On February 6, 2001, India signed into law, a restriction that prevents tobacco manufacturers from advertising the sale of tobacco. According to a report found on the website icmrindia.org, it was described as a “bombshell” in India. This law is not uncommon globally. These types of laws have been a gradual occurrence for the past 30+ years. The United States of America was an early, freedom based, country to enact such a law. The law they created was signed into law on April 1, 1970. Countries that followed the United State’s lead, were France, Finland, and Norway. This is such a controversial topic, that it has found it’s arguments to their higher courts. ARGUMENTS IN FAVOR OF THE BAN ON TOBACCO IN INDIA It is believed that when countries ban the advertising of tobacco, consumption drops. It is also believed that it sets a standard, of health morality, for it’s citizens to live by. When it’s citizens stand behind a law that limits
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