Tobacco companies spend the most money on advertising during the month of January, when more people will be attempting to quit smoking, as New Year’s resolutions.

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Nicotine marketing is the marketing of nicotine-containing products or use. Traditionally, the tobacco industry markets cigarette smoking, but it is increasingly … Continue Reading (7 minute read)

11 thoughts on “Tobacco companies spend the most money on advertising during the month of January, when more people will be attempting to quit smoking, as New Year’s resolutions.”

  1. GeorgeEliotsCock

    Where do they even advertise? I couldnt tell you the last time I saw a cigarette ad.

  2. PropheticNonsense

    How are they even still advertising?

    The only advertisements I’ve seen for cigarettes since I was a child are at the actual stores that sell them. At least in the US, tobacco companies have been banned from any real kind of advertising for at least 20 years.

  3. HaileSelassieII

    Those goddamn anti-smoking commercials were the worst when I was trying to quit, they say “cigarette” like 20 times in a minute. That’s not helpful at all when you’re trying not to think about cigarettes

  4. pwillia7

    I have a story to share about the allure of evil industries.

    I knew an executive marketing guy at a fortune 100 CPG company. He did his whole career there but had recently moved to work at one of the giant cigarette companies.

    The amount of money they have lying around is staggering. I suspect this is because they can’t just go blow it all on superbowl ads and sunday morning cartoons, but getting money at most places to go do something requires business cases, numerous meetings and budget meetings, etc etc. At the cig companies apparently you can knock on the door for 5 million bucks.

    The other thing was the perks. He was given a house on a lake in Switzerland. He was given a french tutor full time for his family. He was given a family maid. Hearing about it, it did sound really alluring….

    The best story though was when he went to go to some conference in another country nearby. Not being very ‘pompous’ he was happy to take public transit for an hour to the city where the conference was.

    His secretary kept trying to talk him out of it, saying they’d send a plane, they’d send a car, etc. He kept saying no it’s fine I’m happy to take the train. She finally said NO — Per your contract you’re not allowed to take public transit in official capacity, or something like that. They made him take a baller car because the train is beneath tabacky execs in the modern era.

    Pathetic…. but also enticing.

  5. Ice_Burn

    That industry is just plain evil. They’ve known that their product kills people for decades and they squashed the research, they know the the average smoker starts as a teenager and so they market to children, massive lobbying has stopped them for paying for their sins. Remember how all of those tobacco executives swore in front of Congress that nicotine isn’t addictive? All of them are in Hell now.

  6. Hilppari

    Good thing tobacco commercials and adverts are illegal most of the world. people still smoke.

  7. puggylol

    Maybe tobacco companies made a resolution to sell more tobacco and are just following through on it..

  8. MrFrostyBudds

    I don’t think I’ve ever seen a tobacco ad though

  9. nerbovig

    I’m in my thirties and I have a fair number of friends that smoke. I don’t get it. Our grandparents I can understand, but nobody could say they didn’t know about the physical (and financial) costs of smoking.

  10. Toad32

    I havnet seen a smoking ad in a decade. Where are these ads?

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