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Remove cigarette ads or face lawsuit: Delhi govt to Philip Morris

Govt officials say Philip Morris was promoting Marlboro cigarettes by distributing free samples too

Reuters  |  New Delhi 

The state government in Delhi told Philip Morris International Inc and other tobacco companies on Saturday to remove all advertisements from tobacco shops in the city, warning them of legal action if they do not comply. The order, sent by Delhi state's chief tobacco control officer S. K. Arora, comes days after Reuters reported that Philip Morris was promoting Marlboro cigarettes, the world's best-selling brand, by advertising them at tobacco shops and distributing free cigarette samples. Government officials say such tactics flout the law. The strategy was laid out in ...

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First Published: Mon, July 24 2017. 08:39 IST