For all practical purposes

cigarette advertising is illegal in Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.

Most cigarette advertising is illegal in the United Kingdom.

TV and radio advertising of cigarettes has been illegal in the United States since 1971.

Print advertising is legal in most states. A voluntary industry agreement discourages print advertising of cigarattes being included in copies of magazines destined for educational institutions.

For various reasons, many publications won’t accept tobacco advertising. (One small monthly had an editorial wondering about whether or not to accept tobacco advertising. The amount that the tobacco company offered to pay for the add covered the cost of printing the entire publication. It literally would have meant the difference between a marginal financial picture and a very profitable financial picture.)

Worldwide, the majority of cigarette advertising is sponsoring events — concerts, sports competitions, cultural activities, etc.