Smoking in the UK has not stopped even though it is injurious to your health. People are aware of it through all the advertising attempts.
If you go into a shop, you have those shutters so people cannot see the cigarettes.
The government makes billions out of taxes from cigarette revenue, so they play a double game.
Advertise that it is bad for you and make money at the same time.
They have done a cost/benefit analysis. The tax revenue from cigarettes is more than the cost to the NHS for heart disease and cancer.
Rappers and the whole rap culture that teens including pubjabi teens look upto basically promotes drugs.
These rappers are the worst kind of people that any kid can look up to.
Just money, s3x and drugs and that's it. That is all they rap about, talk about and that's all they post photos of on social media.
Rappers are a disgrace, theres videos of some actually p1ssing on heaps of $$$ basically showing that they have so much money that they can even p1ss on it.
What a disgrace. And that is what kids look up to these days.
I think the onus should be on the individual to exert restraint and self control. Showing a character with particular habits and doing certain acts shouldn't be an endorsement to the audience to follow suit.
That's the thing though isnt it. It's like how America bombed afghanistan yet left the poppy fields standing! That's why the drug "smuggling" from Afghanistan to Pakistan and then Punjab and the rest of India is not being stopped.
Movies and music videos make people curious and want to try that stuff, it actually encourages people.
In Pubjabi/indian movies before the movie they make an announcement that alcohol and smoking is injurious to your health. Yet then they show characters partying and having "fun"