Health experts want ban on tobacco advertising
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.