In brief

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: (Published 16 October 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:1022

UK delays ban on tobacco advertisements: The UK government is to delay the imposition of a total ban on tobacco advertising for almost three years. Billboard and magazine advertisements will be outlawed on 10 December; retailers will have until March 2000 to take down shopfront signs; mailshots attached to cigarette packets will end in July 2000; …

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