Video games have grown in popularity since the s, and tobacco imagery is present in a substantial subset of games, including those oriented to youth. We retrieved and analyzed archival tobacco industry documents. We supplemented information from the documents with current and archived versions of several brand and corporate websites and one website containing user-supplied information on video games. Tobacco companies recognized the youth appeal and marketing potential of video games as early as Initial marketing ideas included incorporating video game themes into product packaging and design.
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Teen Health and the Media
Cigarette and smokeless tobacco companies spend billions of dollars each year to market their products. The money cigarette and smokeless tobacco companies spent in on U. Scientific evidence shows that tobacco company advertising and promotion influences young people to start using tobacco. The three most heavily advertised brands—Marlboro, Newport, and Camel—were the preferred brands of cigarettes smoked by middle school and high school students in Cigarette Brand Preferences among U. Middle School Students: 5.
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T he Marlboro Man is dead , but the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and other anti-smoking advocacy groups released a report Wednesday that says that the cigarette brand , owned by Philip Morris International, is actively targeting minors in an international ad campaign that has been banned in at least one abroad market. Shake off inhibitions. Marlboro denied the ad campaign directly targets minors.
Teens are constantly exposed to advertisements at school, on the Internet and embedded in movies and television programs -- for one main reason. They spend. A typical American youth will view , television advertisements before graduating from high school and will buy into the culture, sometimes without having the ability to discern quality. The UK All Party Parliamentary Group on Body Image, a group committed to discovering the causes of and solution to the problem of body dissatisfaction, points to advertising as a primary cause of poor self image.