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Delhi govt tells tobacco companies to remove ads

Philip Morris and ITC did not immediately respond to requests for comments

Aditya Kalra | Reuters  |  New Delhi 

The Delhi government 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 hundreds ...

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First Published: Mon, July 24 2017. 01:48 IST