Ban on tobacco sponsorship is wonderful news Monday 19 May 1997



Monday 19 May 1997
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Press ReleaseASH News Release – 19 May 1997

Tobacco sponsorship ban is “wonderful news”

Responding to the announcement today by the Secretary of State for Health that the Government is to include sponsorship in the bill to ban tobacco advertising, ASH spokesperson, Amanda Sandford said:

“This is wonderful news. ASH has been campaigning for many years for an end to all forms of tobacco promotion. We are therefore heartened that the new Government has taken this message on board.

“We look forward to working with the Government to ensure that effective legislation is implemented. This will demonstrate clearly the government’s commitment to tackling the tobacco epidemic and will have a major impact on public health.”

ENDS


For more information, current contacts are:

Clive Bates, Director (020) 7739 5902
Amanda Sandford, Communications Director (020) 7739 5902