Monday, April 4, 2011

Image Topic: Cigarette Ads

Ive been thinking about this topic for a while. Its been bugging me mostly because of this one ad I just saw recently. Heres a link to the image:

there are a lot of other smoking ads out there but i want to focus on the ones companies put out for their customers.

a few quick points i came up with right away:
inference: beautiful people smoke, famous people smoke, popular if you smoke,

some of their ads are focused on teens, who cant buy their cigarettes legally anyways, but the younger they are, the longer they sell to them.

I think I want to focus on the idea of what attracts young adults to smoking and what they see when they see a cigarette ad or even one saying it is bad to smoke. it would be cool to include info from both sides, like people who see the ad and still dont want to smoke against those who do see the ad and want to start smoking.

so if focusing on the young adult idea some examples could be like a person whos trying to fit in at school and sees this ad that says he will be popular if he smokes so they start smoking. Or someone whos stressed out all the time and sees an ad that shows they will be calmer and less stressed.

any other ideas?

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