Additional Information


Content

Europe launches new attack on tobacco advertising

LONDON - The European Commission has launched a new draft law that proposes to ban almost all tobacco advertising in the EU, seven months after a court ruled a previous ban illegal.

Share this article

The ban could be in force by the end of 2004 and, along with an EU law introducing hard-hitting health warnings on cigarette packets passed earlier this year, could cut the EU's number of smokers down from one third of the population to 20%.

The new draft law has dropped cinema, poster and "indirect" advertising from its remit after a previous attempt in 1998 was overturned last October by the European Court of Justice, saying such local media could be dealt with either nationally or at a more local level.

Instead, the new draft law focuses on cross-border media such as newspapers, broadcasting, internet and sponsorship. Television advertising is already banned in the EU.



More about

Before commenting please read our rules for commenting on articles.

If you see a comment you find offensive, you can flag it as inappropriate. In the top right-hand corner of an individual comment, you will see 'flag as inappropriate'. Clicking this prompts us to review the comment. For further information see our rules for commenting on articles.

comments powered by Disqus

Additional Information

Latest jobs Jobs web feed

FROM THE BLOGS

The Wall blogs

Back to top ^