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The WSMA supports the American Medical Association's call for a total ban on tobacco advertising. Additionally, the WSMA recommends that the Washington State legislature, counties, communities, and municipalities ban tobacco advertising. (Reaffirmed A-17)

The WSMA encourages counties, communities and municipalities to adopt the operating principle of not accepting money from tobacco companies or their subsidiaries for the support of sports or other entertainment events. (Res 41, A-90) (Reaffirmed A-17)

The WSMA encourages physicians to not distribute magazines and other materials containing cigarette advertising to their patient waiting areas. (Res 33, A-89) (Amended A-17)

The WSMA opposes the practice of tobacco companies using the names and distinctive hallmarks of well-known organizations and celebrities, such as fashion designers, in marketing their products. (Res 6, A-86) (Reaffirmed A-17)

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Abbreviations for House of Delegates report origination:

EC – Executive Committee; BT – Board of Trustees; CPA – Council on Professional Affairs; JC – Judicial Council; CHS – Community and Health Services

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