EU will ban tobacco adverts from 2001

BMJ 1998; 316 doi: (Published 02 May 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:1333
  1. Rory Watson
  1. Brussels

    A nine year campaign to ban tobacco advertising and sponsorship within the European Union is nearing its end. The necessary legislation, which will start to come into force in June 2001, is due to be approved by the European parliament on 12 May. Britain's health secretary, Frank Dobson, welcomed the move.

    The text has already won the support of EU governments …

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