The Ban Of Tobacco Companies Essay

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On February 26th, 2001 the Indian government announced they were going to enforce a ban regarding advertising their products in their country. The problem was that tobacco companies in India promote their products through every conceivable medium, including radio, television, newspapers, magazines, billboards and the internet. The government realized that most of these tobacco companies were adapting creative new ways to publicize their brands to young people.
Some tobacco companies also decided to use indirect methods which include sponsoring sporting events and teams; promoting rock concerts and discos; placing their brand logos on t-shirts, rucksacks and other merchandise popular with children; and giving away free cigarettes and brand merchandise in areas where young people gather.

The article states that the ban of tobacco is already going on globally and countries like Finland, Norway and France have all imposed bans on tobacco companies. The Indian government decided to interfere with the business of these companies because the well-being of its citizens is at risk. The government pointed out that 3 million that consumed tobacco were killed between 1990 and 1998 the death toll has increased to 4.023 million. The Indian government also stated that by the year 2020 the death toll of tobacco consumers might rise to 8.4 million deaths and by the year 2030 the death will rise to 10 million. These tobacco industries were aiming at increasing their profits by luring
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