PuritanSettler1620 t1_j6myrc6 wrote

The reason companies spend so much on advertising is because it works. By constantly bombarding us with ads for alcohol the alcohol conglomerates normalize alcohol at every occasion and make us associate alcohol with more and more activities in our lives. If you want to consume alcohol that is fine but I don't think being constantly bombarded with ads for it is good for society.

(A similar argument could be made for high sugar products, pharmaceuticals, etc etc)