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· WHO: FCTC
· Formula 1
|Jump to full article: ASH London (uk), 2003-09-10|
Deborah Arnott, Director of the anti-tobacco campaigning group ASH, said:
"Formula One's grubby rulers are clearly determined to see tobacco money continue to flow into their sport. "Glamour" advertising of this kind encourages young people in particular to smoke, and smoking kills.
Apparently the FIA could not care less about the misery the tobacco industry causes to millions all over the world.
We applaud the Canadian Government's resistance to the FIA's crude blackmail attempts. We urge all countries, particularly those being pressurised into hosting Formula One races, to ensure that tobacco money is kept out of the sport and that effective advertising bans are put in place as soon as possible. Under global and regional agreements, tobacco sponsorship is being phased out and it is therefore in the interests of all sports to sever their ties with the tobacco barons at the earliest opportunity."
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