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Rothmans and Teenage Smoking

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1048: tabled on 23 May 1990

Tabled in the 1989-90 session.

This motion has been signed by 33 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

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Motion text

That this House expresses its alarm at the actions of Rothmans in sending unsolicited promotional materials to a 16-year-old boy; notes with despair the increase in teenage smoking which will lead to innumerable health problems in future years; and calls upon Rothmans to stop exploiting the vulnerability of young people in this way.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

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Rothmans and Teenage Smoking (Amendment 1)
Leave out from 'expresses' to end and add, 'concern at the tabling of early day motions based on inaccurate information; notes that Rothmans (UK) did not send unsolicited promotional material to a 16-year-old boy but did so in response to a caller who gave the name and address of the boy and claimed that he was a smoker aged 18 or over; accepts that it is the practice of Rothmans (UK) to honour the terms of the Agreement on Advertising and Promotion it has reached with Her Majesty's Government under which it does not promote products to non-smokers or anyone under the age of 18; and calls on any Honourable Members who have wrongly criticised Rothmans to take early and appropriate action to remedy their mistake.'.
Conservative, Birmingham, Selly Oak
EDM 1048A1: tabled on 12 June 1990