Russian Ads That Need To Be Regulated: Beer, Tobacco, Mobile Phones

I’ll admit it’s turning into an incredibly slow news day, which is why we’re getting all sorts of completely random news items. Welcome to August. Anyway, which one of these doesn’t seem to belong with the others. A Russian politician heading a group focused on amending advertising laws claims that the biggest three areas where advertising needs to be regulated concerns advertisements on beer, tobacco and… mobile phones. It’s not that the mobile phone claims are misleading or having anything to do with health issues either. The politician in question seems to feel that the “images of half-naked bodies, etc.” are the real problem. First off, I had no idea that they used half-naked bodies to advertise mobile phones in Russia, but more importantly, I’m wondering what the “etc.” includes.

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