ASH condemns Spanish 11th hour U-turn on tobacco ad directive
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|Press release20 December 1997||ASH
Action on Smoking
ASH condemned the Spanish U-turn during the tobacco advertising negotiations.
“It’s a cynical and craven betrayal of the health of Europeanpeople linked to their attempts to sell the Spanish national tobacco company to PhilipMorris or RJ Reynolds for as much money as possible” said Clive Bates, Director ofASH – Action on Smoking and Health.
ASH warned the Spanish Health Minister and prime minister on 6th October1997 that we were aware of pressure from the tobacco industry to sabotage the directiveand that “the idea of a tobacco company buying influence in this way is utterlydisgraceful and if a government surrenders to this sort of pressure there would be outragethroughout Europe”.
|Contact||Clive Bates, Director||(020) 7739 5902|
|Amanda Sandford, Communications Director||(020) 7739 5902|
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