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Thread: Should Alcohol companies not be allowed to advertise?

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    Should Alcohol companies not be allowed to advertise?

    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.

    This commercials do a great job of portraying consumption of "Alcohol" as cool and fun. I got nothing against Alcohol but I really don't think we need to have these advertisements, it should be regulated like Tobacco companies when it comes to advertising.
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    Re: Should Alcohol companies not be allowed to advertise?

    Wow I butchered the question in the poll, me feel so stupid
    I use a lot of satire and sarcasm so keep that in mind when reading my posts.

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    Re: Should Alcohol companies not be allowed to advertise?

    It's ok, I think we understand what you are trying to say.

    I voted no. First of all, it would infringe upon free speech (advertising alcohol) and private business (preventing them from advertising). Cigarettes may be unhealthy, but I think it was wrong for the government to prevent them from advertising it.
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    Re: Should Alcohol companies not be allowed to advertise?

    So are you asking if they should be allowed or not allowed in your poll as the thread title and poll question seem different. I think both tobacco and alcohol should be allowed to freely advertise on TV. There's nothing wrong with companies selling legal products buying commercial time on TV to hock their products.
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    Re: Should Alcohol companies not be allowed to advertise?

    Individual consumption should be up to the individual. Advertising should be allowed by any company operating under the law and selling legal products.

    As an aside, alcohol IS cool (and so are cigs... goddamn I want a cig)

    The government has no right to restrict advertising of legal products. No reason to either.

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    Re: Should Alcohol companies not be allowed to advertise?

    I did accidentally vote yes. Alcohol and Tobacco companies should not be banned from advertising. There is this thing called the first amendment. The government has no business regulating who does and does not have free speech.(unless that person is prison, the military or highly classified job)
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    Re: Should Alcohol companies not be allowed to advertise?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    I did accidentally vote yes. Alcohol and Tobacco companies should not be banned from advertising. There is this thing called the first amendment. The government has no business regulating who does and does not have free speech.(unless that person is prison, the military or highly classified job)
    So I could claim cigs cure cancer?

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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?
    They can claim whatever the they want. Of course they will be sued for making bogus claims.
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    Re: Should Alcohol companies not be allowed to advertise?

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    It's ok, I think we understand what you are trying to say.

    I voted no. First of all, it would infringe upon free speech (advertising alcohol) and private business (preventing them from advertising). Cigarettes may be unhealthy, but I think it was wrong for the government to prevent them from advertising it.
    What is the most important to you , not brain washing susceptible kids or a watered down version of free speech.

    I still don't go along with the dumb ruling that political contributions are free speech.
    "Money talks" is just an expression, not a political justification.

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    Re: Should Alcohol companies not be allowed to advertise?

    Quote Originally Posted by ricksfolly View Post
    What is the most important to you , not brain washing susceptible kids or a watered down version of free speech.
    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.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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