JUNE 20, 2001
Tobacco not an issue to new British government
Labour promised to push ahead with a tobacco ban in its election manifesto but the government says that the tobacco ban has not been forgotten but simply put on the back burner.
There is already a voluntary agreement in place in Britain and it may be that the government has concluded that it is a pointless exercise trying to pass legislation until after the European Union votes through its new EU-wide tobacco advertising ban.
Whatever the case, it is good news for the tobacco companies involved in F1.