Tag - Tobacco ban

Parliament rejects blanket ban on tobacco ads

The Swiss parliament has agreed new advertising and sponsorship regulations for tobacco products. However, the supporters of a total ban on tobacco advertising are unimpressed. The long-running debate was heated until the end, with the political left trying in vain to push through a more restrictive approach to tobacco products. Poster advertising of tobacco products and...

Comprehensive tobacco ad ban a must

Once a financial lifeline to a young nation, tobacco is now widely known to be highly addictive and a threat to one’s health. Despite its dangers, every day the persuasive and glamorous commercial messages encourage the use of tobacco products among minors and youth in the United States. While advertisements for traditional tobacco products are...

The Netherlands: Tobacco Display Ban Gone Into Effect This January

The display ban has already been applicable to tobacco products in supermarkets since the 1st of July 2020. Now also being applied to retail stores and online retailers, the ban has been extended to include vaping products, heated tobacco products and herbs intended for smoking. With regards to online stores, while adverts of the...

N. Korea bans smoking in restaurants, bus stops and public squares

North Korea has designated restaurants, bus stops, public squares and other venues as nonsmoking areas after adopting an anti-smoking law last month, a propaganda outlet said Friday. DPRK Today, one of the North's propaganda websites, pointed out that smoking is banned in several public spaces, including hotels, stores, restaurants, public baths, cinemas, libraries, gymnasiums, public...

Cigarette market normalised, but not the same as before ban – study

Cigarette prices have decreased sharply from their highly inflated levels during the sales ban, but are substantially higher than their pre-lockdown levels. The average retail price of cigarette brands produced by the multinationals is nearly 5% higher than before the sales ban, while the average retail price produced by the local manufacturers is 30%...