Why is it that big alcohol companies get to put advertisements everywhere around the internet, tv, newspaper, but big tobacco companies are basically banned from putting out advertisements? Alcohol kills more than any tobacco product combined per year. Yes tobacco products can cause health problems if the mother smokes while she has the kid, and yes people do die from second hand smoking, but you could easily compare those to alcohol related problems. The mother drinks alcohol while the child is still in the womb, the child will have problems. Drunk driving, that could kill somebody too. Also both products are both addictive.
Now, I'm not saying just bring back tobacco product commercials, but it is a disadvantage to tobacco companies because they are losing more and more money, while alcohol companies are just gaining steadily. Would like if somebody could answer my question, and if you wanted my sources they are below. Thank you.
Alcohol related deaths: https://ncadd.org/in-the-news/155-25-million-alcoh...
Tobacco related deaths: http://www.cdc.gov/chronicdisease/resources/public...
- 5 years ago
Tobacco actually adds addictive materials to their product to keep people hooked. Alcohol does not. Other than that Tobacco probably just gets demonized more than alcohol. The fight against alcohol took place already in the 1920's and failed. And actually there is not one scientific study to date that proves second hand smoke kills.
- BiffLv 75 years ago
Tobacco ads were banned from TV 45 years ago. write your congressman if you don;t like it