• Rajasthan

    Cong 102
    BJP 72
    RLM 0
    OTH 25
  • Madhya Pradesh

    Cong 113
    BJP 106
    BSP 4
    OTH 7
  • Chhattisgarh

    Cong 67
    BJP 15
    JCC 7
    OTH 1
  • Telangana

    TRS-AIMIM 84
    TDP-Cong 24
    BJP 3
    OTH 8
  • Mizoram

    MNF 26
    Cong 5
    BJP 1
    OTH 8

* Total Tally Reflects Leads + Wins

‘James Bond’ Pierce Brosnan is feeling cheated! What Hollywood actor has to say about pan masala brand

By: | Updated: March 14, 2018 7:36 PM

The Cigarette and Other Tobacco Product Act, 2003 bans all kinds of direct and indirect advertisements of tobacco products.

Pierce Brosnan, james bond, Pierce Brosnan news, Indian pan masala brand, COTPA, Delhi State Tobacco Control Cell, delhi governmentThe Delhi government had recently issued a show-cause notice to Brosnan and asked the pan masala group why appropriate punitive action be not initiated against its directors and office-bearers.

Hollywood actor Pierce Brosnan, who ran into rough weather with his appearance in a surrogate advertisement of an Indian pan masala brand, has stated that he was “cheated” by the company which kept him in the dark about the “hazardous” nature of the product. “In a written reply to the Delhi State Tobacco Control Cell, the actor stated that he got cheated by the company as the latter did not disclose the hazardous nature of the product and other terms and conditions of the contract of advertisement,” Additional Director (Health) S K Arora told PTI.

The Delhi government had recently issued a show-cause notice to Brosnan and asked the pan masala group why appropriate punitive action be not initiated against its directors and office-bearers. “In his reply to the legal notice, Brosnan also said that his agreement with the company was over and he was ready to extend all kinds of support and cooperation to our department against such campaigns.

“He has given an undertaking in writing that he would never assist any company with regard to promotion of such products or other such harmful products in future,” Arora said. The official appealed to all celebrities and mass media agencies to not indulge in surrogate advertisements of tobacco in the name of pan masala, tea, ilaichi or other goods as these are prohibited under section 5 of the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act (COTPA), 2003.

“Celebrities must realise their responsibility towards society, especially the youngsters who treat them like God and follow them blindly. Such advertisements influence the minds of youngsters adversely,” he said. The Cigarette and Other Tobacco Product Act, 2003 bans all kinds of direct and indirect advertisements of tobacco products.

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