|Surprised by smoking promotion|
Letter to the Editor:
I was really shocked this morning to hear my favorite local radio station promoting smoking! This is a radio station that nurtures an image of caring about the community it serves.
Last I recall, the Marlboro Man was banned from the broadcasting waves. Do I remember correctly that the surgeon general has determined that smoking kills? And yet this radio station promotes smoking? Why would they do that? The answer is simple: Money.But is it worth the money they received for the advertisement to speed the death of the few people who respond to the ad offering 12 cigars for $12? Sure, they are going to smoke anyway, but why promote it?
Is this a trend? Is the Marlboro Man back? Having lost my father to cancer caused by smoking, I certainly hope not.
|Tuesday, June 11, 2013 2:57 PM|