French biscuit makers force tobacco campaign ban

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: (Published 06 July 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:7
  1. Alexander Dorozynski
  1. Paris

    Legal action by French biscuit manufacturers has succeeded in halting publication of an advertisement which claims that eating a biscuit a day is a greater cardiovascular risk than breathing secondhand tobacco. The biscuit manufacturers took their case to the highest civil court, the Paris tribunal de grande instance, where Jean-Pierre Marcus, vice president of the tribunal, promptly ruled against Philip Morris Europe.

    Philip Morris launched a European advertising campaign early in June in which it …

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