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Tobacco Products (Advertising)

Volume 987: debated on Thursday 3 July 1980

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asked the Prime Minister if she is satisfied with progress being made to reduce still further the advertising of tobacco products on television.

The advertising of cigarettes and cigarette tobacco on independent television, and on local radio, is already banned by a direction made under the Independent Broadcasting Authority Act 1973.

The whole range of tobacco advertising and promotional activities is among the issues under discussion in the current negotiations between the Government and the tobacco industry on what should follow the existing voluntary agreement.