LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – Kentucky Representative Jeff Donohue wants to ban opioid advertisements. He used the example of banning cigarette-advertising to cut down on the consumption of tobacco products.

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Donohue says banning those commercials has "made a profound difference in reducing tobacco usage in our country" and that we face a similar situation with opioids.

Under his legislation, no person or business would be allowed to advertise any opiate by its trade, formulary or generic name.