Health Ministry Bans Cigarette Ads, Sponsorship, Notification Issued


The Ministry of National Health Services (NHS) on Saturday has banned cigarette advertisement, sponsorship.

In this regard, a notification of ban on cigarette advertisement, sponsorship and prize schemes has been issued.

According to a notification, the advertisement of tobacco products through posters, screens and cinemas has been declared illegal and manufacturing companies have been barred to paste pamphlets outside or inside any shop.

Other than that, endorsement of tobacco products through print and electronic media has also been banned.

According to the Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Health Dr. Zafar Mirza, it will not be allowed to send tobacco placards via personal email or post.

He urged that children will not fall victim to tobacco advertisement from now onwards.

Zafar Mirza told that 1,66,000 people annually die after suffering from different diseases due to tobacco consumption Effective legislation to curb smoking is one of the government’s priorities and all possible strategies are being adopted to enforce the law, he added.

Source: https://onlineindus.com/english/Health-ministry-bans-cigarette-ads,-sponsorship,-notification-issued/36629

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