[Community][Other] Ability to block ads on alcohol and smoking

Many people struggle with recovery from alcoholism and/or smoking. Constantly hearing ads about said topics can be physiologically triggering to those recovering or sober. Allowing an option to disable these types of ads would be beneficial to those who struggle with addiction, have trauma related to alcohol, and minors.

Updated on 2021-06-30

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Alex
Moderator
Moderator
Status changed to: New Suggestion

Updated on 2021-06-16

Hello and thanks for submitting your idea to the Idea Exchange!

 

We've gone ahead and marked this as a new suggestion. Spotify Staff will look into this idea once it reaches the necessary amount of votes.

 

In the meantime you can always report ads, which you find disturbing and offensive here.

 

More info on how your feedback reaches Spotify via the Idea Exchange can be found here.

 

Cheers!

Haisom
Regular

I'm not a smoker nor an alcoholic but I just hate any ads about them. You know what I also hate? Ads that has a musical genre that I completely dislike and Spotify can't recognize it.

Luan
Rock Star 14
Rock Star 14
Status changed to: Good Suggestion

Updated on 2021-06-30

Hey! Looks like that your idea is growing up fast and it's amazing! We are going to change its status to 'Good Suggestion' now and we hope it continues to be supported by more and more users.
Thanks again for your idea. We really appreciate it 🙂

More information about how the Spotify Idea Exchange works can be found here.

ComradeKelly
Casual Listener

Totally agree with this, would like to see the same thing done with podcasts of an adult sexual or pornographic nature. 

ELBDD
Visitor

So they say: Spotify Staff will look into this idea once it reaches the necessary amount of votes. Wait what??

Spotify should not use ads that normalise drinking, we should not need to vote for this and pretend we will be heard if we have enough votes. SAD. 

This is really bad for children, people who don't want to drink, people who are addicted, families and friends of people with addictions, etc. I can't believe I need to write this. You need to seriously look at your values as a company.

 

k-qip45_73zu8
Newbie

I totally  agree with this there are many persons who are recovering and I think such a option to disable such ads are importent today

NotSteph
Newbie

Google already has an option like this, so I was searching for the same option on Spotify. The first result when I searched for how to block these ads was a community post from four years ago asking the same question. People have been asking for this for a long time! We're not even asking for less ads, or trying to report generally offensive content, we just want a way to block the ones that are triggering to us specifically.

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