Posted 15 May 2019 - 19:52
No ban on advertising in Germany, just a voluntary waiver by the tobacco companies - in fact, this waiver was agreed upon by all companies to deflect a possible/likely ban by the legislature! However, products that were not merchandized in Germany were exempt from this restraint, and I'm not sure Skoal Bandit was ever on sale here. Like BRG for Britain, I don't think there is a market at all for chewing tobacco in Germany, at least I have never ever noticed anybody using the product. As for Barclays, I'm not sure it was on sale at the time, but it definitely was at some point, as I recall it had a "trick" filter arrangement - ddn't last very long, though. In Germany, the tobacco ads had to be covered on practice days, too.