Legal action delays ban on tobacco displays in ScotlandBMJ 2011; 342 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d581 (Published 27 January 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d581
- Bryan Christie
Legal action by the tobacco industry has forced the Scottish government to delay implementing a ban on displays of cigarettes and other tobacco products in supermarkets and large stores.
Imperial Tobacco has already lost a legal challenge to the legislation that introduced the ban in Scotland (BMJ 2010;341:c5473; doi 10.1136/bmj.c5473). It is now appealing that decision and a final ruling is not expected until later this year.
The ban was due to be introduced on 1 October for large retailers but, given …