The draft calls on countries to cut back on tobacco advertising in accordance with their capacities, compared with an original proposal for a total ban on any kind of tobacco advertisement
He informed that Tobacco Control Cell (TCC) banned sale of loose cigarettes sticks, banned import of tobacco and non-tobacco sheesha and related substances, banned tobacco advertisement
in print, electronic and outdoor media, banned cigarette packs having less than 20 cigarettes, illegalised designated smoking areas / smoking rooms, declared public places 100% smoke-free, raised awareness among masses, and built capacity of authorized persons to support enforcement.
According to the SRO of tobacco advertisement
guidelines, offering free incentives like free cigarette samples and other such discounts are not allowed.
Smoking kills over 200,000 people every year in the country and all forms of tobacco advertisement
are banned in the country.
Islamabad -- It's very unfortunate to know, as reported by media, that members of Senate's Standing Committee on Health defended interests of tobacco industry in the committee meeting and opposed the bill to ban tobacco advertisement
presented in the larger interest of public health.
The law seeks a ban on tobacco advertisement
, promotion and sponsorship, graphic pictorial warnings on the pack of cigarettes and a comprehensive smoking ban in public.
CUTLINE: From left, Christian Colon, Rodney Jenkens, Jovani Gonzalez and Roberto Salinas hold tobacco advertisement
signs released by consenting stores in the city.
In this regard, the Cell banned sale of loose cigarettes sticks, banned import of tobacco and non-tobacco sheesha and related substances, banned tobacco advertisement
in print, electronic and outdoor media, banned cigarette packs having less than 20 cigarettes, illegalized designated smoking areas/smoking rooms, declared public places 100pc smoke-free, raised awareness among masses, and built capacity of authorized persons to support enforcement.'
The report urged for immediately implementation of Article 13 that comprehensively bans tobacco advertisement
, promotion and sponsorship and Article 11 of Framework Convention on Tobacco Control which calls for plain packaging.
According to the Global Tobacco Epidemic 2009 report released in December 2009, the UAE is among the eight countries in the region that has made progress in tobacco control by implementing a comprehensive ban on tobacco advertisement
even without legislations.
Philip Morris and Pakistan Tobacco company products were the most commonly observed around schools, although, they are the most vocal lobby against the restrictions on tobacco advertisement
in Pakistan,' the report said.
"Immediately legislate a new law that comprehensively bans Tobacco Advertisement
Promotion & Sponsorship (TAPS)." They ended the letter with the following words, "Please do it before it's too late."