In Brief: Ban on tobacco advertising and sponsorship
A Europe-wide ban on tobacco advertising and sponsorship has been approved. The EU council of ministers formally adopted a directive on Monday banning 'all forms of commercial communication or sponsorship with the aim or effect of promoting a tobacco product' by 2006.
Financial penalties are being lifted from high-profile standards including cancer and elective waiting times, so far without attracting much attention. How is this happening? And will it work, asks Rob Findlay
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