Tobacco wars continued

Here is the newest sad arrow shot at a moving target. In Ontari-ari- ario smokers will have to pick their purchase from a list in a binder. What will this do? Save the Tobacco companies money. What is the point of having fancy packaging? They can reduce the cost of the smokes now that they don’t have to pay for expensive advertising. Is it likey they will lose clients?

… competitive advertising does not increase, the total tobacco market, but serves only to divide an already existing market. Cigarette advertising has been aimed always at preserving brand preference while at the same time endeavouring to persuade smokers of another brand to switch from that brand to the one being advertised rather than being designed to create new smokers. [link]

You know – they don’t really have power walls in Greece or Turkey but guess what? They still smoke.


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