THE EUROPEAN Parliament's legal affairs committee has proposed amendments to the European Commission's latest proposed tobacco advertising directive, liberalising its effect. MEPs want to limit the directive to cases with 'significant trans-border effects' and to permit advertising indirectly related to tobacco. Regarding print, the committee wants Member States to be allowed to permit advertising in publications other than the tobacco trade press. The amendments would also stop Member States banning print adverts from outlawing publications ...

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