According to Action on Smoking and Health (ASH), 36.5 million Americans currently smoke, that is about fifteen percent of the population which is equal to the combined population of America’s twenty-five largest cities. Although anti-smoking advertisements are shown throughout the United States, people do not take them seriously half the time. The advertisement in this analysis showcases a grayish background, with the colors focusing mainly on a cigarette box that has the cigarettes put into crayon labels and the box also opens like a crayon box. There is also a child’s writing with crayons saying, “Just like mommy.” From this, the image showcases the dangers of smoking and the causes it has on loved ones. This advertisement uses strong ethos, pathos, and logos to get ASH’s point across very clear.
2. Figure 5.2, Self-portrait in a Straw Hat by Marie Louise Elisabeth Vegée-LeBrun. Oil on canvas, 1782. The technique of chiaroscuro that gives the figure mass and depth also give it life. The attention to detail within this is piece astonishing, the subject’s hair,
Smoking and drinking before the 1920s was seen as strictly “royalties” that men indulged in; if a women was seen smoking or drinking it was considered an unhealthy and unlady like. That was until women wanted to even the playing field, they no longer had to worry about political equality they had their eyes set on tackling social standards next by taking up drinking and smoking. Eventually, these two habits also became symbols the Flapper’s empowerment, cigarette company even thought that marketing to women would help them sell the most product.In the advertisments cigareete company’s would often use women who represented Flappers to attrack more buyers ( Women and Smoking, Wikipedia). Flappers, much like their male counterparts openly defined
People in the 1960’s thought smoking was considered cool at the time and it was the thing to do. Many people saw smoking as a symbol of statuses, such as being a hard worker or even an office worker. It showed that one had “class” because you were a refined person with a good paying job (White, Cameron,Oliffe, Bottorff). In many cases, smoking was considered beautiful for a women to smoke, in addition to her daily beauty routine. It was also associated with a strong, hardworking, and handsome man who all the woman would try to get a date with.
Women have been targeted by cigarette ads through things like losing weight, being independent, and having fun. More women are smoking than ever before because there is a societal need for women to be thin in order to be perceived as beautiful and/or wanted. As far as unique concerns for women smokers, the textbooks states that women who smoke will have more wrinkles than nonsmoking women, and that “lung cancer has surpassed breast cancer as the leading cause of cancer deaths among women” (p.386).
Not a day goes by without us hearing about the dangers of smoking and the numerous effects that cigarettes can have on the human body. We have all see the thousands of television commercials urging people to quit smoking, including the infamous ‘Marlboro Man,” who died from cancer due to the cigarettes he once promoted for many years. Smoking is often used as a weight control strategy among female smokers. The pressures that women sometimes feel to look a certain way can be overwhelming and make women desperate to fit into society’s idea of what women “should” look like. There are many different “so called” benefits that come from smoking such as reduced anxiety, improved mood, and weight control. On the flip side, these benefits can easily be achieved through physical activity and proper stress management.
First let’s talk about the image itself and what it symbolizes. To elaborate, the image has a very dark background which could imply a darkening death that the cigarette leads or a path that should not be traveled on. The feeling most viewers may get from just the background is pain, fearfulness, guilt or failure. Also, the main attraction is, the cigarette. The way it
Despite increasing opportunities in employment and education, and the expanding concept of a “woman’s place,” marriage remained the goal of most young women. Magazine articles and movies encouraged women to believe that their economic security and social status depended on a successful marriage. The majority worked only until they married. Working women became consumers of popular products and fashions. Women who would never tolerate the strong smells and stains of chewing tobacco or cigars began to smoke the new, and relatively clean, mild cigarettes.
Marjane Satrapi tried to show how a cigarette can be a big part of someone's life, especially during the war and Revolution. By expressing the cigarette in use by many of her family and friends, she decides it's time for her as well to try and fit in on what they are trying to show. The
It became clear that it was possible to persuade people to behave irrationally if you link products to their emotional desires and feelings. The idea that smoking made women freer was completely irrational, but it made them feel more independent. In other words, it is like you don’t need to smoke a cigarette, but you will feel better doing it as a symbol to express yourself. In that way it is legitimate to say that this contributed to the emancipation of women. If it is believed as such, it will be perceived as
The side of smoking that is rarely published will be explored in this paper. The side that only a smoker knows, not the side the governments and health agencies provide the news media with. This information is valuable because it is not very well exposed to the world. This essay will answer the question, “Why do you smoke cigarettes?”.
Growing up in the East 90's smoking surreptitiously in their Chapin kilts, Ms. Topping and her friends would later hone their newly acquired smoking skills at places like Dorrian's Red Hand, Ryan's Daughter or Three Guys and chastise one another for unladylike gestures.
Smoking tobacco has been a part of American culture since its very conception. Throughout our history, tobacco has been advertised as a simple pleasure for those who seek it out. Whether you are sitting on the porch with a couple of friends or in a dimly lit jazz club, tobacco ads give off a false sense of comfort, power, and success. Until around the mid-1900’s, smoking cigarettes was not considered unhealthy. It was only later that the public realize the detrimental health consequences that came with smoking tobacco. To spread this information, specific advertisements were aired to help inform the public of the dangers of smoking. While these ads have changed over time, the same message and warning still remains evident.