Cigarette Promoters to Lose Jobs After Tobacco Ad Ban

Cigarette promoters will have to stop work when a tobacco advertisement ban takes effect in late August, a health official said yesterday. A February sub-decree, which also bans advertising tobacco in the media and on billboards, states that the “promotion of tobacco products to customers by agents of tobacco companies shall be prohibited.” Yel, Daravuth, tobacco-free initiative project managed at the World Health ORganization, said this clause meant that cigarette promoters would have to seek alternate jobs.