Do advertisements do more harm than good? Everywhere we go we are surrounded by advertising be it in public areas or even when we stay at home: reading the papers, watching tv, surfing the internet, etc. I know that it helps us (consumers) to be aware of what products out there are available for us. The ads also help companies sell, that's why they pay for it expensively (30 second spot of TV commercial can cost from several hundreds of thousands to millions, depending on what's on air). Ads also enable us to enjoy some of the things that otherwise wouldn't exist if there were no ad money paid to sponsor it. But do you ever think that advertising is bad? Or are they just annoying sometimes? Does advertising make us want more than we can have? What about advertising targetting children? Do you think that commercials about fastfood restaurants and other unhealthy snacks are related to health problems of the society such as obesity and poor eating habits? If yes, should there be restrictions on their advertising?