Tobacco sponsership has been prohibited in the U.S. for a few years. As of 2006, it will also be banned in Europe. As it stands now, some countries in Europe ban it already. Ever noticed that Biaggi and Checa's leathers and helmet are different for some rounds where tobacco sponsorship is banned ? Even Haga last year in WSB when he had West as his sponsor changed his bike and leathers.
What I don't understand is why do Skoal and Kodiak get away with sponsoring NASCAR when that's a tobacco product ? No, I'm not a NASCAR fan, just don't understand the politics.