Letter: Tobacco advertising

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Sir: Experience in countries which have already banned cigarette advertising has shown that the tobacco industry will always find ways round it - just as has occurred with Formula One.

The solution is to insist that tobacco products are sold in plain packets, carrying health warnings and a list of the poisonous components only - but neither brand nor manufacturers' names. Until this is done, Governments will forever be vainly trying to catch up with one of the world's most powerful and dangerous industries - who will always be one jump ahead.

DONALD REID

Chief Executive

Association for Public Health

London WC1

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