BMJ 1995; 310 doi: (Published 25 February 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:484

Russia to ban alcohol and tobacco advertisements: President Boris Yeltsin has announced the banning of alcohol and tobacco advertisements and the services of quack doctors in an attempt to halt the rise in Russia's death rates. Any media organisation ignoring the ban on advertisements will be sued and the resultant fines recycled into public health programmes.

UK government agrees to statutory advice: The British government has put down …

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