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Analyzing advertisements



A drug is any non-food substance that when put into the body changes the way the body or mind works. Physicians may prescribe legal drugs. Over-the-counter drugs may be purchased at drug stores or other retail stores. Newspapers, the Internet and television frequently contain advertising for legal drugs. Monitor the St. Petersburg Times, tbt* and your favorite television station for a week. In your journal, write down each time you see an advertisement for a prescription or over-the-counter drug. As a consumer, do you think you are being bombarded with these images? What is the message that is being conveyed in these advertisements? Share your thoughts and what you have learned here on the NIE Blogging Zone.

[Last modified: Monday, January 31, 2011 10:55am]


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