F1 has no plans to ban tobacco company sponsorship despite health calls

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Jean Todt has insisted the FIA is aligned with the World Health Organisation which has called on Formula One to completely ban tobacco companies sponsoring teams even if they are not promoting cigarettes. That is despite neither Todt, the FIA president, nor Formula One’s CEO, Chase Carey, saying they plan to legislate against companies that currently do so.

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