How can Ben Welsh from the Tobacco Manufacturers Association (letter, 9 March) claim that advertising doesn't affect children, because 'advertising cannot make people buy something they do not want'? Teachers, doctors, and other professionals, as well as parents, have an important part to play in helping to prevent children from starting to smoke, by their own example. But their example can never outweigh that of the other 'adults', who spend pounds 100m each year on advertising and sponsorship.
Doctors for Tobacco Law
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