Tobacco Advertising Banned

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The ban on tobacco ads in India has been a controversial policy imposed and enforced by the government of India. This policy was aimed to reduce health issues caused by the consumption of tobacco products and at the same time stimulate and enable the selling of anti- tobacco products launched by the government. This policy has split people in two camps: defendant of the policy and opponents of the policy. To support their respective stand on that matter, they put forward convincing argumentation and counter-arguments, claims and counter-claims. Let’s scrutinize the first of all the proponents' arguments then the opponents' arguments of the ban on tobacco advertising in India.

The Proponents arguments

The policy implemented by the government was consistent with the constitution as it empowers the government to take care and protects its citizens.

The consumption of tobacco products harms roughly the health of the consumers because its consumption has been the cause of over 4.023 million deaths in 1998 and the number of victims is increasing, according to the world Health Organization (WHO).

The advertising activities of the tobacco industry target the
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Tobacco contains chemicals that are bad for smokers and also for non-smokers because they cause many diseases including lung cancer, whereas companies that are acting in unethical manner promote directly or indirectly smoking. Moreover, even minors are in jeopardy because of those ads they see in medias such as television, newspapers, or magazines that implicitly stipulate that smoking is fine. Tobacco products are harmful, addictive and poisonous. Although advocators of tobacco advertising claim that government should not restrain the freedom of people, it is ethical for democratic government to protect its
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