View Poll Results: Should commercials promotic Alcoholic bevarges be banned from TV?

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Thread: Should Alcohol companies not be allowed to advertise?

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    Re: Should Alcohol companies not be allowed to advertise?

    Quote Originally Posted by Psychoclown View Post
    I want to make sure I understand you.


    I was wondering how long it would last. Honestly, I'd prefer all drugs either legalised or all banned. I don't like the hypocritical stance of many of accepting alcohol but rejecting something like marijuana. I would like to see alcohol banned only to be amused by how many switch sides when it comes to the drug debate.

    Because taxing someone because you don't like what they are doing is a policy just begging for abuse. Would you be OK with a tax on fast food? Unhealthy snacks like pop and potato chips? Lady Gaga CDs? White Sox gear? All of them are bad for you. We should tax them all into oblivion.
    ... what is white sox?
    And unhealthy snacks are taxed. So is fast food.
    You can't even buy Lucky Charms here
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    Re: Should Alcohol companies not be allowed to advertise?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Oh tax the **** out of White Sox gear! God damned White Sox!
    What is white sox?!
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    Re: Should Alcohol companies not be allowed to advertise?

    Quote Originally Posted by BCR View Post
    Tobacco companies have very strict regulations for advertising but why is it so relaxed when it comes to Alcohol companies. I can't watch a TV show or getting on the internet without seeing some kind of Alcoholic beverage commercial.
    There's no valid reason to ban tobacco ads on TV. Just over-zealous government power hungry bureaucrats obeying the whim of control freaks in the public.

    Tobacco is a lawful product. It's wrong to deny them their First Amendment freedom to speech.

    It's doubly wrong to apply the flawed logic that muzzles tobacco companies to other products.

    Next alcohol, after that Coca Cola and Pepsi, then meat, where does it stop?

    This used to be a free nation where people had the responsibility to make choices for themselves.

    Now our nanny government wants to prevent people from seeing the choices, and thus endeth freedom.

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    Re: Should Alcohol companies not be allowed to advertise?

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    What is white sox?!
    Chicago Major League Baseball team.

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    Re: Should Alcohol companies not be allowed to advertise?

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    So I could claim cigs cure cancer?
    No.

    There's a difference between advertising and lying.

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    Re: Should Alcohol companies not be allowed to advertise?

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    Chicago Major League Baseball team.
    Oh, well my guess was way off then.


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    Re: Should Alcohol companies not be allowed to advertise?

    I voted "Other" because they are legally age-restricted products. Thus, the advertising should only be allowed on networks and/or at times that children aren't typically watching television. That said, I believe the restricions can only be on network television whose airwaves are owned by us (i.e. the government) and not network or pay channels who don't fall under the same regulations.

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    Re: Should Alcohol companies not be allowed to advertise?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Please, like TV has more influence over children than their parents. Maybe parents should watch what their "susceptible kids" are watching and make better judgments off of that. Tobacco and alcohol are legal substances. Companies which sell these legal products should not be barred from advertising.
    There's always Carl Sagan's "ad nix" idea, where TV advertising vanished because modern TVs skipped the ads. ("Contact") Someone could sell a program that edits out the cigarette ads.

    That's how the free market is supposed to work.

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    Re: Should Alcohol companies not be allowed to advertise?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    I've noticed that since cigarette companies were banned from advertising there have been a lot more laws put into effect regarding cigarettes. Mainly because they are not allowed to advertise I would bet. I like how alcohol companies advertise. "Be Responsible" has become thier mantra really. Why couldn't cigarette companies do the same? Basically since they can't defend themselves through advertising and all we are seeing are the advertisements designed to tear them down...well smoking cigarettes is being phased out.
    You mean besides the fact that it's not the government's job to "phase out" a product, that's what the market is for.

    There's that.

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    Re: Should Alcohol companies not be allowed to advertise?

    No, of course not. To be honest I think the bans on cigarettes ads should be gone too. There's no need for such ban.
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