A day in the life of an advertising man: review of internal documents from the UK tobacco industry's principal advertising agencies

Gerard Hastings, Lynn MacFadyen

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Tobacco advertising is intended to increase consumption as well as brand share and has a powerful effect on young people. Sponsorship and advertising work in exactly the same way and are only a small part of tobacco marketing. Tobacco advertisers are driven by a commercial imperative to increase sales, and they show no concern for the ethical or public health consequences of their actions. Voluntary agreements simply do not work and must be replaced by statutory measures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)366-371
Number of pages6
JournalBritish Medical Journal
Issue number7257
Publication statusPublished - 5 Aug 2000


  • tobacco industry
  • advertising
  • smoking
  • tobacco promotion
  • smoking behaviour
  • marketing

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