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I also keep them all muted, especially since they have been increasingly using all those ridiculous “jingles” at the end, like “liberty, liberty, liberty!”  

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I think drug commercials should be banned from advertising on television and in magazines.

 

 

 

 

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They say if you remember them the advertising agency did their job!

 

In my case, most times it means not to ever buy whatever it is they are selling.

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I say ban all drug commercials - they are confusing to some and cause doctors issues when they try to prescribe. Just reminded of that yesterday by my GP.  And if there is a way to stop all the ambulance chasing lawyer ads it would be fabulous.  I have noticed a number of ads for hard liquors lately. The beer ads are enough, but name brand bourbon on the Hallmark Channel?  IMHO Awful!  I thought this was banned years ago.  It's supposed to be a family channel.

 

One more thing . . . I'm not a Bible waving gal, but I definitely resent the constant use of "Oh my God" on television. It's showing up in many ways every day. Not just on commercials.       I find it insulting to many and I have to say I consider it highly inappropriate. Reference to any other diety would be equally uncalled for. What are we teaching our children? 

 

We Americans can do better.  Let's try!

 

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There has never been a federal ban or regulation on hard liquor advertising on televison (other than the usual making of false claims).  The so-called "ban" was entirely self imposed by the industry.  After many years of this self-regulation, liquor ads began appearing on various television outlets in the late-1990s.  The industry still self regulates where these ads occur.  Of course, it's up to each media outlet to decide if it wants to accept hard liquor advertising or not.

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cigarette ads = banned

 

liquor ads = not banned

 

 

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I kinda like the one with the bride and her Dad disco dancing at her wedding.  Everybody looks like they are having a blast with the picture-taking, etc.  But yeah, it's for a drug.

 

Hate the ones with the elderly in peril and crying out.  And the life insurance commercials.

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I like the Chewy ads because well, dogs.

 

I give a side eye to to husband/father in the one with the two Huskies.  He allowed his wife to adopt a second dog?

 

Excuse me, buddy.  I will trade you in for a few more rescues.

 

 

 

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@crazered  The Good Rx commercial with the mother and  her little boy going into the drug store.

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I am so sick of the Xfinity commercial with Amy Poeler and the boys' sleepover.  It is on constantly and even worse, for some reason it is very often shown immediately twice in a row.  Once it was three times in a row lol