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Advertisements are kind of communication between industries and consumers. Advertisements persuade audiences to purchase their products. Now a days advertisements become the backbone of the industrial world. These advertisements have a huge impact not only on adult audiences but young audiences too. For example the fast food restaurants are selling their unhealthy food with toys and promoting ads on the TV all day long. These promotions are quite appealing for young children and they don??™t even know the side effects of these products. The fast food advertisements are compelling their young audiences to eat their unhealthy food and get free toys with the meal. Eating these unhealthy foods are causing childhood obesity, stroke, hypertension and cancer. Fast food is very unhealthy for the children and these advertisements should be banned from TV.
Fast food looks so attractive on TV and makes people feel hungry. The lettuce, melting cheese, red tomato, and grilled meat seems a healthy but these are high in sodium, fat, and low in important vitamins, minerals, fiber and other nutrients. Simply filling up on empty calories is not healthy. These TV advertisement are also giving the idea to their audience that eating out is an easy and convenient option. Nowadays, more and more people around the world are frequently relying on fast foods as a regular source of meals. In the past when fast food advertisements weren??™t as popular on TV, people considered going to a restaurant as a special treat or something to enjoy on a date or a family night out.
These advertisements negatively influence our young audience. They influence our kid??™s by making their favorite movies characters into the toys and compelling the young audiences to eat their fast foods. Every channel on TV is full with these ads. If a person want to watch TV and relax, these ads pop up and they makes kids insist to their parents to visit their fast food restaurants.
Fast foods are doubly bad for health because they contain high levels of saturated fats and trans-fats, which are raising the blood cholesterol levels.
This coca-cola ad compels the people to drink that cool and cold coca cola, but these cold drinks do not make you cool. It contains loads of sugar and caffeine. They are highly addictive once you start and will be hard to get off them. By looking at this ad you can calculate how much sugar you can take in by drinking this coca. This can increase risks of high sugar diets especially in children and can increase the risk of diabetes, which unchecked can result in the loss of limbs.
For example KFC chicken pot pie has 790 calories. A McDonalds Big Extra Hamburger with cheese has 810 calories. A Burger Kings Club chicken and sandwich is loaded with 700 calories. Think that if a person eats 220 more calories a day, he/she will gain one pound of extra fat in a body in two weeks??™ time. That means 24 pounds in one year. That is a lot of weight. So we should not visit those fast food restaurants more than once a week. As you see in this add, a person eating these fast foods could end up these health problems. This ad can explain what health problems could be if we eat these fast foods.
In conclusion, TV ads for fast food should be banned because they manipulate people??™s choices and lead them to eat unhealthy food. The purpose of advertisements is to give the important information about the product. It is a moral responsibility of the advertisement companies toward the society that they only provide the true information to their adult or young audiences. As Dr. Jim Taylor said ???Raise the children, not consumers.??? Audiences should not influence by those advertisements which are not good for people, especially the unhealthy fast foods advertisement which are major cause of obesity, stroke hypertension and cancer. Last but not least health is a blessing, Whatever the company shows in their advertisement is not always true; a person should know what is good for his/her self.