How to get rid of cigarette ads: How to do it right
Smoking is now the No. 1 cause of preventable death and illness in the U.S. and is estimated to cost the country more than $300 billion a year in healthcare costs, lost productivity, lost earnings and lost tax revenue.
The problem isn’t limited to cigarettes, either.
There are more than 1.3 million ads in the newspapers, radio and television, with more than 20 million ads displayed on mobile devices, according to a study by a U.K. firm.
Advertising also plays a major role in social interactions.
The National Association of Broadcasters, which represents the nation’s broadcasters, said in a statement that “advertising, as an integral part of the digital advertising landscape, continues to be a significant source of value to the American people.”
Advertising on television, radio, the Internet and social media is also a major source of revenue for advertising agencies.
Some of the biggest advertisers are big companies.
Verizon Wireless, which owns NBCUniversal, ESPN and CNN, and the National Basketball Association’s New Orleans Pelicans are the largest television advertisers.
Apple, Google and Facebook, along with Amazon, are the top Internet advertisers.
According to research firm eMarketer, about 70% of the world’s ad spending is spent on digital advertising.