THE ban on selling tobacco has led the companies in the Association of Tourist Related Businesses (ACOTUR) to join the Small and Medium Sized Businesses Federation (PIMEM), with the aim of forming a larger group to put pressure on the administration, according to Jose Tirado, President of ACOTUR, yesterday. He said that his association consists of around 350 small businesses with a strong representation in areas such as Calvia, Playa de Palma, Alcudia and Pollensa. The President of PIMEM, Francisco Horrach, said that his association had always been open for any association to join and promised to talk to the national Government's Delegate to the Balearics.