Germany had until July 31, 2005 to adopt EU regulation banning tobacco advertising in printed media, on radio, or over the internet as well as the sponsorship of cross-border events (e.g., The World Cup, but what tobacco magnate in their right mind would sponsor one of the world's biggest sporting events?).
In the meantime, an ex-stockbroker in Germany is raising money to launch Smintair: Smoker's International Airways. Alexander Schoppmann claims his airline "will not offer economy-class tickets, but will target business people who enjoy smoking - and who are willing to pay for some extra pampering."
One can only wonder how his business plan accounts for advertising in these restricted times.