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EU confirms ‘examination' required of tobacco sponsorship deals

The European Commission will be casting a critical eye over recent tobacco deals signed by Formula 1 teams, even if tobacco products aren't explicitly being advertised. In recent months, two F1 teams have signed deals that will see them display tobacco industry related products or ‘initiatives' on their 2019 cars. Ferrari are now backed by the Philip Morris International company's ‘Mission Winnow' brand, while McLaren have signed British American Tobacco's ‘A Better Tomorrow', with both brands concentrating on ‘potentially reduced risk products' (BAT) and using science to find alternative and less harmful solutions for smoking (PMI) While not explicitly advertising...
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