Are Things What They Seem?
Emily: This is the ad I was talking about: "Snore Shush—Doctor Approved." My dad really needs something like this. When he snores, my dog hides in the bathtub and starts shaking. But how do I know this stuff works? The ad says it's "doctor approved." What does that mean? I took a close look at the ad. Read on to see what I found suspicious.
Yeah, the name is pretty cheesy and a bit of a tongue twister, but what really concerns me is the rest of this ad!
The Fine Print
This stuff is tiny… I can barely read it! The FTC says even fine print has to be clearly visible and readable… Geez, who can even read this? That's a problem.
So who is this doctor, anyway? He could be anybody, right? Maybe even an actor dressed up as a doc. Actually, I looked this guy up online, and he is actually a doctor… a FOOT doctor. What does he know about snoring? He probably just got paid to endorse this stuff.
"The Snore Fightin' Multi-Vitamin"
Yeah and have you ever heard of vitamins being a cure for snoring? Companies are responsible for ALL the claims they make in their ads. That means they have to have proof that this stuff works or else they could be hearing from the FTC.
Well, I don't really believe that SNORE SHUSH! silences anything, but I might do an online search later to find out what other people are saying. People who AREN'T getting paid to endorse this stuff.