Hey, Everybody! My name is Dan Thompson II and I'm one of your classmates. I'm studying Ecology and Natural Evolution and I'm a stout environmentalist. Politically I would be called a liberal but I reject the label. I'm just a person with my own opinions, no point in making it more complicated than that. One day I want to have a part in bringing about global ecological awareness and hopefully start reversing the damage human-kind has already caused their environment.
I have a link pertaining to Tobacco Advertising. Before the harmful effects of cigarettes were known, tobacco companies could advertise without regulation. During World War II tobacco companies issued free cigarettes to soldiers. Tobacco companies advertised very aggressively. Some ads had endorsements from doctors, babies, dentists and even athletes. Once the harmful effects of cigarettes became known the FDA sought to gain control over the industry by labeling cigarettes as an "addictive drug". They succeeded in putting regulations on the tobacco industry and its advertising.