Giblet wrote:It's just a shame that if you are a non smoker and a Ferrari fan you are put in a difficult position. Myself, smoke free since 2006 applauds the teams and tracks that switched despite the obvious financial incentives. Renault did their "Team Spirit" thing for a bit. Ferrari is the only team still racing of the backs of big tobacco, and I have zero respect for it.
Tobacco advertising is nothing different to any other advertising, people are themselves responsible for smoking, not an advertisement. And thereby, when you go to the supermarket you will see the packs of sigarettes, if you want it or not, imo other advertising works way more on your mind then that of tobacco. people grow up seeing others smoke, so if they want to smoke they will, if they wont want to they dont.
This sponsorship deal is rather large, I wonder what Marlboro's reasoning is? The amount of brand exposure they get is very minimal, so small in fact other sponors would never go for it.
Because everyone links Marlboro to Ferrari and otherwise.
I consider anyone who still smokes cigs regularly to have something still wrong with them, and a team to use them still in this day and age as sponsorship to be arcane at best.
What is wrong with smoking at all? It is someones own choise.