Daniel Passerini, the legislator anticipated that today, to be World No Tobacco Day, will raise the proposal of a complete ban on advertising to acquire parliamentary status.

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In Argentina, it is prohibited to place posters that can be seen from the outside of the premises in the places where tobacco products are sold. However, entities that campaign to avoid smoking say that today the law is mocked in different ways.

A survey carried out in May in Córdoba by the Foundation for Sustainable Policy Development (Fundeps) showed that the display of cigarette packets (usually framed with lights) is the main strategy of companies to promote their products. “Although the regulatory decree of Law 26,687 establishes conditions regarding advertising, nothing says about the exhibition,” said the entity.

Juan Carballo, Executive Director of Fundeps, informed La Voz that, after reporting this situation to head of the Health Commission of the unicameral, Daniel Passerini, the legislator anticipated that today, to be World No Tobacco Day, Proposal for a complete prohibition of publicity to acquire parliamentary status.

Fuente: La Voz del Interior