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Ban on tobacco display to go ahead in Scotland after court ruling

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e8490 (Published 13 December 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e8490
  1. Bryan Christie
  1. 1Edinburgh

One of the world’s biggest tobacco companies has lost a two year legal battle to try to prevent a ban on cigarette displays and vending machine sales in Scotland.

A panel of five judges in the UK Supreme Court unanimously rejected Imperial Tobacco’s contention that the Scottish parliament acted beyond its powers in passing the relevant legislation. The …

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