Tue, 09 Aug 1994

Greedy ad

From Media Indonesia

I noticed a double-decker bus entirely covered by an ad for a cigarette company. Considering that smoking is hazardous to health, as proven by experts, and banned in public places in many countries, such an ad gives an impression of greediness. I am reluctant to ride in such a bus because I feel as if the bus were owned by the cigarette company.

Yet nothing can be done about it. The company might have paid the fee of the ad, but advertisements on buses should take the interest of the public into account in the future. Particularly if the product is hazardous to the public's health.