Adelaide club Dog and Duck has posted an apology on their Facebook page after advertising a deal which appeared to involve an offer of free cigarettes yesterday.
Attention was first drawn after the club posted a teaser promising "big news" was on the way, alongside an image of a child smoking a cigarette:
Then yesterday, they posted this advertisement asking people to "grab a red tin" in order to score themselves a "free durry". They also asked people to "tag a durry friend":
The post was very quickly flooded with comments by people both happy and horrified by the deal.
Now, Dog and Duck has released this apology:
As per Australia's Tobacco Advertising Prohibition Act 1992, it is an offence for a corporation to publish or broadcast a tobacco advertisement, which could be "any writing, still or moving picture, sign, symbol or other visual image that gives publicity to, or otherwise promotes or is intended to promote, smoking or the purchase or use of tobacco products."
Do you think Dog and Duck's post was harmless or inappropriate? Let us know in our Facebook page.
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