179 Organizations Worldwide Call on Google to Ban Apps that Encourage Smoking and Vaping from Google Play Store

October 28, 2020 Tobacco Free Kids WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids today along with 179 organizations from 62 countries called on Google to adopt a new policy prohibiting applications that encourage the purchase or consumption of smoking and vaping products in the Google Play store and to remove all current apps promoting […]

PCI Pulls up Leading Media House for Indirect Tobacco Promotion at Youth Event

Octobr 29, 2020 Authors: S. K. AroraThe Leaflet he indirect advertisement of tobacco products is not only a grave violation of law but also socially irresponsible of big media houses. DR. S K ARORA, Additional Director of Health in Government of Delhi, narrates his lone fight to protect public health against the media giant, The Times […]

‘Be careful’: Press Council of India pulls up Times of India for advertising tobacco and paan masala

November 3, 2020 Authors: Anna PriyadarshiniNewslaundry The warning is the culmination of a three-year feud between the newspaper and Delhi’s Directorate General of Health Services. Last month, the Press Council of India told the Times of India that the newspaper needs to be “careful” and “refrain” from publishing advertisements for tobacco and paan masala products. The statement, […]

E-Cigarette Posts on Instagram Struck Down by U.K. Watchdog

Author: Geneva AbdulThe New York Times Dec 18, 2019 Four companies marketing e-cigarettes broke rules barring online promotions, a British advertising regulator said. The singer Lily Allen, advertising for Vype, a vaping unit of British American Tobacco.Credit…Instagram The Instagram posts looked like so many others: a celebrity endorsing a product. In this case, the British […]