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citing an exclusive Reuters story more than a hundred public health an anti tobacco organizations are calling on popular social media companies to take action to curb tobacco product advertising on their platforms the organization's letter publicly released on Wednesday was sent to Facebook Instagram Twitter and snap and pointed to this Reuters reports which showed how cigarette maker Philip Morris was using young influencers on Instagram to sell their I. coast products while no law specifically prevents online marketing of tobacco or E. cigarettes social media companies do you have policies limiting its but the health group said the use of online personalities or hired influencers the timing belt communist creates a loophole in those policies and allows for quotes rampant marketing of nicotine products to youth a rooters review of Twitter policies for example shows that it's tobacco promotion ban does not include marketing posed by individual users after Reuters publish this story on may tenth and sought comment from Philip Morris on Instagram post like these the cigarette maker said it launched an internal investigation and suspended all quotes product related digital influencer actions globally but as of Tuesday evening all of the post referenced in the writers are part remained online