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although a democracy is based on freedom of expression, most people recognize the need to allow the government to excercise control over such things as false and misleading advertisements or advertisements of illegal products.Is the banning of cigarette advertising on television consistent with these necessities?Explain.

I say no because cigarettes are not illegal but I need at least 3 sentenses to explain it.Am I correct?

The problem is not the advertising an illegal product. The problem is advertising it to people for whom it is ILLEGAL to purchase or have the product, ie, kids. So restricting the advtising to times and places where kids are not influenced/watching is consistent with restricting illegal activity. In a like manner, marijuana is not advertised either, because...

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