EU waters down its plan to restrict tobacco advertisingBMJ 2002; 325 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.325.7369.853 (Published 19 October 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:853
- Rory Watson
Plans to restrict tobacco advertising throughout the European Union have been severely watered down after running into fierce opposition from a small but influential group of members of the European parliament (MEPs).
After blocking the proposed legislation for 16 months, the European parliament's legal affairs committee approved a series of amendments earlier this month that remove much of the substance from the draft legislation.
It is insisting that the new rules should not cover indirect advertising (the …