I am highly disturb and to be completely honest with you, grossed out by 85% of the cigarette commercials that air throughout the day. I haven’t met one cigarette smoker, believe me I know many, that has stopped smoking cigarettes from watching a lot of these disturbing commercials. In reality, the commercials are causing complete disguise to television viewers. There are four commercials that I find completely disgusting. One is where a young African-American male enters the convenient store and physically removes his tooth from his mouth. Another is where a Caucasian woman enters a convenient store and physically removes a piece of skin from her face. Another is when a older Caucasian male removes his teeth from his mouth. And lastly, which is probably the most disturbing commercial is with the extremely fragile woman who appears to be very sickly but there’s no need to go into anymore graphic details because I am sure that you all have seen them all at some point in time. Anything anyone does in life, especially smoking cigarettes, are warned and aware of the after effects and harm of doing such a thing. There are better commercials to make that are less offensive and disturbing. I understand that some of those commercials are somewhat true stories of the dangers of smoking cigarettes but displaying them on television is only causing people to change the channel, turn their heads or even walk out the room.
Don’t get me wrong, there’s one commercial that is not disguising nor disturbing that pertains to the dangers of cigarettes which is the commercial with the “Honey I Shrunk the Kids” type man who is portrayed as a cigarette and is controlling smokers. That one isn’t bad at all, I’m not a smoker but I definitely play close attention to the message behind the commercial. For some apparent reason, this particular commercial is the only one that is not promoted as much as the others. I wonder why. Share your thoughts, talk your ish! Are Cigarette Commercials Too Much For TV?
Here’s the Cigarette Commercial that I find appropriate for television: