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UK will ban tobacco advertisements by December

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 26 June 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:1716
  1. Linda Beecham
  1. BMJ

    The UK government has brought in regulations to ban tobacco advertisements on billboards and in newspapers and magazines from 10 December, two years ahead of the timetable agreed by the European Union last July. Direct mailing promotions of cigarettes will also be banned.

    Tobacconists will be allowed to display only price lists, and all sports sponsorship, except for Formula One motor racing and world snooker championships, will be phased out by July 2003. These two sports will be …

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