Colombian newspaper delivers free cigarettesBMJ 2001; 323 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.323.7312.532 (Published 08 September 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:532
- Sophie Arie,
- Buenos Aires
One of Colombia's most respected daily newspapers is delivering free cigarettes along with children's games in its bumper Sunday edition, causing alarm among anti-tobacco campaigners that the cigarettes will fall directly into the hands of children.
El Espectador, the paper with the second highest circulation in the country, delivered a packet of 10 Premier cigarettes, produced by one of the largest Colombian tobacco firms, Protobaco, tucked between supplements in its 19 August edition.
“I was very surprised,” said Dr …