Health ex­perts want ban on tobacco ad­ver­tis­ing

China Daily (Canada) - - NEWSCAPSULE -

Pub­lic health and le­gal ex­perts in China are urg­ing that a com­pre­hen­sive ban on tobacco-re­lated ad­ver­tis­ing and pro­mo­tion be in­cluded in an amended law aimed at curb­ing smok­ing, par­tic­u­larly among youths.

Pub­lic com­ment on the law is un­der­way on­line and will con­tinue un­til March 24, ac­cord­ing to the State Coun­cil’s leg­isla­tive af­fairs web­site.

Ac­cord­ing to Jiang Yan­ming, a di­vi­sion di­rec­tor of the State Ad­min­is­tra­tion for In­dus­try and Com­merce, the amend­ment ex­pands the ex­ist­ing ad­ver­tis­ing lim­i­ta­tions to new me­dia forms, in­clud­ing the In­ter­net and elec­tronic pub­li­ca­tions.

Also, some additional places — li­braries, art gal­leries, mu­se­ums, pub­lic parks and pub­lic trans­porta­tion — would be cov­ered.

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