Originally Posted by dynodonn
What I'm getting tired of is the ****loads of pharmaceutical ads being aired, though not as high a density that cigarette commercials that where aired in years past.
Cigarette and tobacco commercials were outlawed in Australia decades ago. There is some pressure being brought to bear on authorities to reduce or eliminate both alcohol and gambling advertising, too. Although I have noticed that the alcohol advertising has reduced a little over the past couple of years.
Motor vehicle advertising is ubiquitous, of course, and often tried to use a cycling image to help sell cars, especially for SUVs. The new generation of advertisers appear to be law firms touting for business that may lead to damages claims.
But I have to say that when we visit North America, I am amazed by the amount of pharma commercials on television. It's almost overpowering. Certainly in Australia, we don't have ads for penile enhancement drugs, blood pressure medications, or cholesterol pills.