The tobacco industry claims its marketing is intended only to influence brand preferences of current smokers and does not play any role in kids”™ decisions to start smoking.
This site gives an interesting perspective on the unethical practices of the tobacco industry towards kids.
I remember watching the Flintstones. Take a look at this video. And I am sure that you will agree. The tobacco industry has never tried to hook kids on smoking. They advertised on the Flintstones because they knew kids never watched the show.
Funny. After 40 years, I can still remember the Winston jingle. The power of advertising.