Tobacco Sponsorship and Advertising in Sport

Tobacco Sponsorship and Advertising in Sport        
Prepared by  Prepared by: Dr Ralph Richards and Christine May, Senior Research Consultants, Clearinghouse for Sport, Australian Sports Commission
evaluated by  Evaluation by: Victorian Health Promotion Foundation, VicHealth (December 2015)
Reviewed by  Reviewed by network: Australian Sport Information Network (AUSPIN)
Last updated  Last updated: 26 October 2017
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Introduction

Tobacco sponsorship of sporting organisations, teams, and events in Australia has been banned because of the ethical and public health considerations surrounding tobacco products.

In 1962 the Royal College of Physicians of London published the first comprehensive report on smoking and health, presenting evidence that smoking is a major health hazard. Two years later, the United States Surgeon-General issued a substantial report drawing similar conclusions.


Key Messages 

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Tobacco sponsorship and advertising in Australian sport has been banned through government legislation, because of the public health considerations surrounding the use of tobacco products.




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