351A. Advertising etc controlled by service providers

C.     Standards Applied to Video-sharing Platform Services

351A.     Advertising etc controlled by service providers

Audiovisual commercial communications1 for cigarettes or other tobacco products2, electronic cigarettes or electronic cigarette refill containers3, and any prescription-only medicine4, is prohibited in a video-sharing platform service5. Audiovisual commercial communications for alcoholic drinks are only permitted in a video-sharing platform service if they are not aimed specifically at persons under the age of 18, and they do not encourage immoderate consumption of alcohol6.

Audiovisual commercial communications included in a video-sharing platform service must be readily recognisable as such, and must not use techniques which exploit