Tobacco Advertising Prohibition Act 1992

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Australia's 1992 Tobacco Advertising Prohibition Act was put in place to limit the exposure of the public to advertisements for smoking and tobacco products. The 1992 Act repealed the Tobacco Products Advertisements (Prohibition) Act of 1989. The current law went into effect on July 1, 1993. The Tobacco Act provided a national standard for tobacco advertising and imposes restrictions on the broadcasting and publishing of tobacco advertisements covering print media advertising, advertisements in films, videos, television or radio, advertising on tickets, the sale or supply of any item containing a tobacco advertisement and outdoor advertising on billboards or public transport. In circumstances where State or Territory legislation enforces more restrictive practices than the Commonwealth legislation, the State or Territory legislation takes precedence. The Act has undergone several amendments to further restrict tobacco advertising and sponsorship.

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