Monday morning 4/7/08, we declined to defend tobacco advertising and wondered if anybody thought differently. And someone did:
Re Tobacco Ads, you were right the first time, it’s a LEGAL product. This legislation further opens the slippery slope for other legal products being prohibited. Can you say alcohol!. The tobacco companies can still spend their money in the print mediums and in the midst of a slow down in the broadcasting industry we could all use some of the tobacco money right now could we not? I to am a reformed smoker of 12 years but that is not the issue it’s fair play and it’s legal.
B. Allan Sprague
New Hampshire Association of Broadcasters
Massachusetts Broadcasters Association