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Discussion in 'Fine Watches, Jewelry, & Clothes' started by MisterX, Sep 4, 2017.

  1. MisterX

    MisterX Karting

    Jun 28, 2017
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    Hello everyone,

    as we all know the tobacco publicity has been banned in almost the whole world (I think).
    My question is the following: can you wear clothes that display tobacco advertising?

    Specifically I have several F1 Ferrari clothes in which the Marlboro sponsor is heavily present, can they be worn or are they destined to stay in the closet?

    Obviously I wear them for passion and not because I want to sponsor Marlboro... at most Ferrari!

    p.s: I hope I have not had a wrong section.
     
  2. luigisayshello

    luigisayshello Karting

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    Why wouldn't you wear them?? Are you doing an ad for TV? Or a movie where you are in front of the cameras? Plus tobacco advertising is getting 'on' again, plenty of movies now show people smoking (it was forbidden for a couple of years).
     
  3. JOEA2

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  4. JOEA2

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    I posted to the wrong Thread and don't know how to delete it.

    Joe
     
  5. MisterX

    MisterX Karting

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    The problem is I do not understand where the law limits! In Italy there is a law of 1962 that says:

    The advertising propaganda of any tobacco product, national or foreign, is
    prohibited. "

    Wearing such clothes is not it perhaps a kind of indirect advertisement?
    I do not feel anything about wearing such clothes, indeed I do it exclusively for passion for Ferrari and to recall that splendid period!
     
  6. luigisayshello

    luigisayshello Karting

    Jul 9, 2014
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    You won't go to jail, at most you will get a fine (very unlikelly). I get your doubt now. If it was me, I wouldn't care about that law, because Marlboro isn't a tobacco product, it's a brand. Marlboro slim is a product tho. So you have that as a shield.
    That law is to prohibit advertising, like classical advertising, not clothes or even historic liveries (this one might go into the law scope, but still, not a product, a brand).
     
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  7. Ingenere

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    I think you'll be fine. The law is more about actual advertising, not some guy wearing his shirt around town. But you are in Italy..... anything goes!
     
  8. the_stig

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    This has crossed my mind when I've worn my Marlboro World Championship Team jacket to a race but really the only problem is that it makes other teams nervous about me being around them. LOL
     
  9. any_1

    any_1 Formula 3

    Sep 6, 2006
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    So. What about a car with a historic racing livery? I have seen pictures of cars with distinct Marlboro pattern but no ”text”. I remember that Marlboro ran Marboro is red, red is Marlboro. Had they succeded, all red Ferraris would advertise Marboro cigarettes..
     

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