What the Government Says About Advertising
8th September, 2011 by Sarah Stephenson
I only just heard about this and need to tell it
Clearly the Government are trying to rid Australia of it eye-catching or no eye-catching brands, advertisements & products.
One of the issues involves cigarette packaging. Mandatory plain packaging seems to be predicated on the belief that attractive packaging is enough to convince non-smokers to become smokers, or that for smokers trying to quit, a good-looking logo or the color of the package is just too much to bear.
I spoke to a few people and about a few say; they didn’t care what the packaging colors are on cigarette packaging. So it show people are no concern over this but would still smoke the product, all the same.
Another issue is related to Junk food Advertisement. There are literally dozen of proposals to deal with Australia’s love of junk food. The National Preventatives Health Taskforce has recommended everything from subsidies for gym memberships to subsidising fresh food. But the most prominent proposal-and one which has had the longest running support from the public health community-is a ban on junk food ads targeting children, or a ban on junk food ads broadcasting during childrens’ programming.
It so means to not giving kids choices whether to snack on lollies or something at the canteen. But apart from that kids enjoy watching the ads. It’s a good source of entertainment. When I was a kid I love watch the ads on Saturday mornings.
The government should realise the ads are not harmful to kids. Another thing the government are outlawing is the playground. At this rate kids would slowly turn into couch-potatoes by next year.
So you see this give our posts a shaky chance. And might take all the fun out of entertaining the public. I hope it never happens. I hope other feel the same.
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