Indian Tobacco Ads Cause Trouble In Australia
There is trouble in Australia and India over advertisements at India versus Australia cricket games in stadiums by an India-based tobacco company. Leading anti-tobacco organization Action on Smoking and Health pointed out that it was impossible to accept the argument that the high commission was not aware of the brand's large-scale tobacco operations in India.
All forms of tobacco advertising have been banned in Australia since 1992. If the health department investigation finds Cricket Australia guilty of contravening a strict ban on tobacco advertising, a heavy penalty could be imposed.