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Ireland New advertising bans for cigarettes

04:25  03 july  2020
04:25  03 july  2020 Source:   pressfrom.com

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A ban on cigarette advertisements on TV and radio (specifically those stations broadcasting on FCC-regulated airwaves) went into effect in 1971. Since tobacco ads were no longer on the airwaves, there was no longer an obligation to air anti-tobacco advertising and those ads went off the air, too.

The new law bans all radio and television cigarette commercials effective at midnight Jan. 1. But the networks will get a last infusion of money from an industry that has pro vided about 10 per cent of tele vision advertising revenues. The leathery Marlboro cow boy will ride into the last sun set over and

After years of discussions, the Bundestag has further restricted advertising for smoking in Germany. As of next year, the parliamentary decision will prohibit cinema advertising for smoking if the respective film is released for under-18-year-olds.

Der Bundestag hat Werbung für das Rauchen weiter eingeschränkt. © Photo: Karl-Josef Hildenbrand / dpa The Bundestag has further restricted advertising for smoking.

The distribution of free samples is no longer permitted outside of specialist shops. From 2022 there will be a ban on advertising on outside surfaces such as billboards or stops - even if only for conventional tobacco products. For tobacco heaters, the ban on outdoor advertising will apply from 2023, and a year later, outdoor advertising for e-cigarettes will also be prohibited. However, the Federal Council still has to agree.

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The new ban covers the production, manufacture, import, export, transport, sale, distribution, advertising and storage of e- cigarettes across India. India has announced a ban on electronic cigarettes , as a backlash gathers pace worldwide about a technology promoted as less harmful than

Some e- cigarette users who turned to vaping products to quit traditional cigarettes said the ban could mean a return to old habits. Last week, New Jersey’s Senate president, Stephen M. Sweeney, took the effort to curb e- cigarette use even further by introducing legislation that would ban the sale of all

"At last we are directly on target with the ban on tobacco advertising," said the German government's drug commissioner, Daniela Ludwig (CSU), of the dpa. Doctors have long been calling for additional bans to prevent young people, in particular, from starting smoking.

The tobacco industry criticized the project, however, and referred to the different health risks associated with conventional cigarettes on the one hand and less harmful tobacco heaters and e-cigarettes on the other. Therefore, "education" about the new products must also be possible in the future in order to encourage smokers to "switch to low-emission products", said the managing director of Philip Morris, Claudia Oeking.

The deputy chairwoman of the Union faction, Gitta Connemann (CDU), defended the ban on advertising and at the same time assured that corresponding measures were not planned for alcohol and sweets. Tobacco is "the only legal product that causes illness and kills when consumed as intended," explained Connemann. "A glass of wine doesn't make an alcoholic, a chocolate bar doesn't make fatty liver."

Four years ago, an initial attempt to pass such a law failed. In 2016, the cabinet approved the plans of the then responsible minister of nutrition, Christian Schmidt (CSU). But they were never passed in the Bundestag. At the end of last year, the Union faction cleared the way for a second attempt. Schmidt told the dpa: "I am delighted and grateful that, after a long delay, the bill to an extensive ban on tobacco advertising is finally about to be adopted." He also sees this as a late win.

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