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Canadian antismoking law is watered down

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: (Published 01 September 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:474
  1. David Spurgeon
  1. Quebec

    The Quebec Court of Appeal has weakened one of Canada's strongest antitobacco laws, which had been hailed by the World Health Organization as a model.

    The law had prohibited the name of any tobacco firm or brand from being associated with a public event. By a majority of two to one the court's panel of judges struck down the prohibition of company names as unconstitutional, although it maintains the restriction on brand names.

    The court's ruling opens the door to the industry again sponsoring …

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