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China tobacco advertising to minors

BEIJING, April 24, 2015 (Xinhua) — China’s top legislature on Friday adopted an amendment to the Advertisement Law that places tougher restrictions on tobacco advertising to minors.

The amendment was approved by the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress at its bimonthly session, which closed on Friday. The amendment to the 21-year-old Advertisement Law will take effect on September 1.

Tobacco advertisements are forbidden on mass media and in public places, the revised law says, banning any kinds of advertisement targeting minors.

Advertisements for other products or services should not include the brand, trademark, packaging, design and similar contents of tobacco products, according to the new law.

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