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Tobacco sponsors may support snooker abroad: archive, 11 November 1986

11 October 1986: Mr Bill Cotton, BBC’s managing director, has said he is concerned that air time is being used to sell cigarettes Cigarette firms may be considering sponsoring snooker tournaments abroad to get round the BBC’s new advertising curbs, it emerged yesterday. They could pull out of Britain because the restrictions would cut the air time given to their brand colours, sources said.
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