On July 11 at the session of the National Commission on Television and Radio a written warning for advertising of cigarettes on the air was issued to "AR" and "Paradise" TV companies (the latter rebroadcasts Russian NTV). According to the amendment to the RA Law "On Advertising", passed on June 26, 2002, since January 1 this year in Armenia the advertising of strong alcoholic drinks (except cognac) and tobacco products was prohibited in the electronic media. Certain restrictions were also stipulated for print media (see details in YPC Weekly Newsletter, June 22-28, 2002). The TV companies made a written obligation not to violate the law in future.
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