The Bill to ban tobacco advertising may not be passed until 2002, despite the delay of the general election to June. Labour committed to ban advertising on everything but point of sale materials in its first term of government. The Bill, currently waiting to go to committee stage, is likely to fall if parliament is dissolved on May 14. John Carlisle of the Tobacco Manufacturers' Association said: "There are 100 amendments tabled for this bill, so it is unlikely it could be rushed through this term. It is likely to be pre-empted by an EU advertising ban, which would not come in until at least June 2002." {{NEWS }}