Oh, that’s why they pay for those ads

We here at myninjaplease.com have always found the anti-smoking ads from tobacco companies to be quite humorous - portrayed as a PSA from your favorite, moral, ethical, and caring tobacco company, we all know that the real impetus for these ads is the fact that these companies lost lawsuits.

Now, did you ever wonder (as we have) if these anti-smoking ads work just like anti-drug ads? In other words, do these commercials make kids more likely to engage in the behavior they were designed to prevent?AA Well, if you thought they might, you were correct:

A new study in the American Journal of Public Health found that "Youngsters 12 to 17 were less likely to see smoking as harmful and had stronger intentions to smoke after the airing of television ads that urged parents to talk to their children about not lighting up."AA Now that is evil genius! The only difference though: the government is really trying to get people to stop smoking pot with their ridiculous ads - the tobacco companies on the other hand, my inner cynic would say, are really trying to get kids to smoke with these ads, despite their appearance otherwise.

Thanks Philip Morris - you really are the model corporate citizen

Story via the Washington Post

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Posted: November 1st, 2006
at 1:35pm by Pheezatron


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