Studies show that when people quit smoking they spend their money in different sectors of the economy creating more jobs and economic growth. Tobacco consumption in countries that had a ban showed a dramatic decrease in consumers compared to countries that did not have the ban in place. The ban on tobacco only works if it is properly implemented and tobacco control policies are intact. The opposition of the ban contend that the government is overstepping boundaries by telling adults that they are not able to decide what is good or bad for themselves. Also they argue that individuals who smoke are doing so of their own free will and that they know the effects of smoking and decide to smoke anyway.
Case-study Analysis of Indian Tobacco Ban The Indian government planned to vote on a bill in 2001 to implement a ban on the advertisement of tobacco products and tobacco companies sponsoring of sports/cultural events in an effort to reduce tobacco use by Indian youth. The bill created controversy, especially over possible ethical issues and the feasibility of the ban's effectiveness. Among the ethical issues include that tobacco products are responsible for negatively impacting the health of Indian citizens, especially Indian youth. Controversy also exists over the possible conflict of interest between tobacco companies and the Indian government since the government collects revenue from taxes on tobacco products. This essay seeks to summarize the arguments posed from both sides of the ban.
Those who disagree with the banishment of tobacco products in India argue several points. To begin, the largest discussion or debate for those in opposition of the ban can be better said by Shunu Sen, CEO, Quadra Advisory, “Excess anything is bad. Excess of coffee, tea…whatever, where do we draw the line?” (Morris, 2001) We cannot control every decision and choice an individual with free will makes. The advertisements in which they are looking to dissolve do not glorify smoking, but rather inform the user of the products in which they will be using, to make an educated decision, if you will. Without the advertisements pertaining to tobacco, will citizens be able to recognize a product of quality?
In the recent day, there are many people who smoke cigarettes for different reasons such as for entertainment or reducing stress without noticing about problems they might suffer in the future as the result of being addicted in smoking such as diabetes, cancer and other health problems. Nevertheless, there are also methods that people can use in order to reduce the amount of cigarette addiction. Amongst of them, the most useful method that most countries use in the recent day is banning cigarette advertisement. This essay will discuss about the reason why banning cigarette advertisement is a useful way in order to lower the number of smoking addiction by showing the popularity of the banning tobacco advertising control policies. Then, the impact of the advertisement ban to the tobacco consumption will be viewed.
The only reason it was banned was because of a man named William Randolph Hearst wanted to eliminate a textile competitor because he was using hemp to create his textiles. Hearst was big in the media so he launched a marijuana prohibition movement and later got marijuana banned in Congress. Marijuana is easy to cultivate. It is illegal to cultivate a lot at once because even though the state allows it because the federal government never legalized it. In the end, it would greatly help the country and we would
This will harm other people in their house. This is important, since small infants or babies would be in the houses that are not old enough to choose freely to smoke passively. Lastly, it would be impossible to ban smoking, like prohibition in the US, where the USA banned alcohol. Gangsters take advantage of the ban and would earn money by selling cigarettes at a higher price. The gangs increase in numbers which means an increase in government problems.
The Government of India has wanted to start an anti-Tobacco Program by discouraging young people from smoking. The first step to achieve such program was to ban advertising from Tobacco Companies. This included the advertisement of tobacco products and sponsorship at sports and cultural events. From the ethical standpoint the government felt responsible for the wellbeing of its citizens so it had to come up with a plan or a program to discourage smoking. The government argued that Tobacco was a toxic product which caused death when consumed as the companies intended.
Some also interpret this ban as if people were not smart enough to decide by themselves, that the government had to take up the father figure roll, step up, and make the decision for them. By doing this, taking the freedom of society, because of the information about the harm of tabaccos was out there, and who ever smoked, did so because it was their choice and by their own free will. Some people pointed that the government had the right to intervene in the overall interest of the
Prohibition was adopted during the Progressive era, a time of moral reform and progress in the United States. The progressives sought to see changes in nationwide issues such as public health, labor protection, and human rights. Many Americans advocated the idea of an alcohol-free nation, but others did not. People argued that the amendment would take away their rights and described it as an “unwarranted state interference in personal decision making” and an “improper national interference with states’ rights” (Vile 8). Others argued that many legitimate businesses that thrived on the selling of intoxicating beverages would quickly fail, causing a blow to the nation’s economy.
Introduction All the countries around the world have been taking more seriously the effect that smoking has on the society. As known, smoking cigarettes can cause lung cancer, as it damages our lungs containing nicotine. Personally, I want to study this topic further because I am interested in the way that the government approaches a market that is constantly selling regular cigarettes and has very high rates for smoking. I would like to further research the effect of what seems to be a solution to a certain type of cancer. I feel like the new product of electronic cigarettes could have an effect on the consumption of cigarettes and therefore lower the death rate caused by normal cigarettes.