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BMJ 2012; 345 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e6974 (Published 17 October 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e6974

Scottish judges reject appeal on cigarette vending machines: An attempt by the tobacco industry to halt a ban on cigarettes being sold in vending machines in Scotland has been thrown out by the Court of Session. Britain’s biggest vending machine operator, Sinclair Collis, which is owned by Imperial Tobacco, argued that the ban infringed free trade laws, but the court rejected this argument.

Bangladeshi tanneries are causing ill health: The campaigning group Human Rights Watch has berated the government of Bangladesh for failing to enforce health and safety legislation in the leather tanneries in the Hazaribagh neighbourhood of Dhaka and …

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