The Wholesale Tobacco and Confectionery Alliance and the ACS are pressing the government to clarify details of its proposed ban on cigarette advertising. WTCA chief executive John Bowden said that while the trade is reconciled to a ban, members will fight "tooth and nail" against any extension of the ban to removal of in-store advertising and gantries. Bowden said: "The ban has been hanging over us for so long, we just want the government to set a date for it now. It is costing members money to make contingency plans to implement legislation." Bowden said the WTCA was working closely with the ACS on a number of issues and that affiliated membership of the ACS would be the next step. {{NEWS }}