tobacco advertising

WeChat, China’s most popular messaging app, blocked all public accounts that posted tobacco service information and policy guidance as well as corporate accounts of the tobacco industry. Read more


Indonesia’s minister of communication and information has revealed that the country will crack down on online tobacco advertisements. Read more


Responding to the country’s minister of health, who had sought the ban, minister of Communication and information, Rudiantara, ordered his team to block all online cigarette advertisements. Read more


Oman’s ministry of information announced that advertising for tobacco products on social media and billboards has been banned. Read more


Stanford University researchers have discovered another problem for Facebook: the “widespread” promotion of tobacco products on the Facebook platform. Read more


A new people’s initiative calling for a ban on all tobacco advertising that targets children and young adults was launched this March. Read more


A pub owner was in danger of facing prosecution or hefty fines after the Australian health department conducted a routine inspection. Health Department inspectors discovered a display of tobacco advertising, which is now banned in the country. Read more


From the Associate editor

Reflections and Resolutions

An eventful year for an industry undergoing changes, and more to come.

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