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Parliament faces paradox over advertising bans

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: (Published 14 May 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:1256
  1. J Warden

    The British government this week faced the paradox of its health ministry refusing to ban tobacco advertising on libertarian grounds and its food ministry proposing to ban advertisements for baby milk on health grounds. Both issues are before parliament simultaneously.

    The Tobacco Advertising Bill was due to reach its final stages in the Commons on 13 May. Although it has overwhelming support - by 227 votes to 17 at an earlier stage - it faces the nearly insurmountable hazards of …

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