Cigarette Advertising Essay

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Cigarette Advertising and the First Amendment
Alexis A. Rose
Lamar University


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According to the law The First Amendment states that Congress shall make no laws infringing...

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...warning labels on their products to inform the consumer of possible health risks that could occur from the product; these labels can be found on products like Tylenol to a bottle of dish soap. The point of the warning labels is to make sure that the consumer is completely informed about the possible dangers of the product that they are purchasing, if they are still aware of the risks and still want to use the product that is up to the buyer. The level of the warning label depends on the potential risk associate with the product; if the product contains less of a risk, then a text of a few words may suffice. However, “with a product like cigarettes, which kills more than 276,000 men and 142,000 women in the US each year”, it is acceptable to say that smoking come with a great risk, therefore a more effective warning label is needed (Hammond 2013).

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