Friday, June 29, 2007

Supreme Court upholds ban on Tobacco Ads

Because it has been shown that tobacco - smoking, chewing, 2nd hand smoke - is detrimental to public health and costs taxpayers through health problems treated under medicare.

Automobiles pollute the atmosphere - undisputed.
Autos produce greenhouse gases - undisputed.
People die in auto accidents - undisputed.
Autos consume valuable, irreplaceable oil stocks - undisputed.
People only buy huge pick-up trucks and muscle cars because of the image created in TV ads - probable, but companies buying strictly for business purposes aren't likely to be swayed by TV ads during the Super Bowl or Monday night Football broadcasts, are they?

Isn't it about time we banned automobile advertising because it is detrimental to the health of the planet and all who live on it?

1 comment:

Scotty said...

Nah, can't do that, Geoff. If they banned advertising, fewer people would buy cars and with less cars, there'd be less congestion on the roads, and with less congestion, the City Council would be unable to impose a Congestion Tax on motorists who don't take a bus to work because the public transport system is a frigging farce.

And besides the rednecks and well-to-do's of the world will have nothing to watch on TV if they don't have advertising for the heart-pumping, adrenalin-inducing rush of owning a monster SUV...