Colombia’s advertising ban comes into force

21 Jul 2011

Tobacco use in Colombia is alarming: the smoking prevalence among youth is nearly 30 per cent and there are 25,000 preventable deaths each year caused by tobacco.

In response, in 2009, Colombia enacted sweeping legislation to curb tobacco industry advertising and sponsorships, make all public buildings smoke-free, provide health warnings on tobacco packaging and ensure advancements in tobacco control policies and public education programmes.

Read the full media release from Corporate Accountability International. 

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