https://wdef.com/2019/12/20/facebook-instagram-ban-e-cig-promotion 20 Dec. 2019 "Facebook and Instagram on Wednesday announced new policies around tobacco and vaping companies’ use of so-called influencer marketing after the United Kingdom’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) ruled that British American Tobacco must stop using Instagram to market and advertise it’s e-cigarette product. Instagram said it is updating its policies so that “branded content that promotes goods such as vaping, tobacco products and weapons will not be allowed.” Enforcement worldwide will begin “in the coming weeks,” the company said. Instagram owner Facebook also announced plans to enforce a worldwide policy banning the promotion of vaping and tobacco products beginning next year. Both platforms already prohibit these products from being advertised... The ASA ban includes influencer marketing, the practice of paying celebrities and so-called influencers with large social media followings to post what look like candid images of them using a product."