November 6, 2004 |
Tobacco companies lost a court fight to overturn new restrictions on advertising in places where cigarettes are sold in Britain. Justice Richard McCombe of the High Court rejected the companies' argument that the measure was draconian and disproportionate. The restrictions, which come into force Dec. 21, severely limit the number, size, location and content of promotional materials at tobacco "points of sale," including stores, pubs and clubs. Ads must include a prominent health warning.
April 5, 1990 |
Major American tobacco companies are manipulating trade laws and pressuring U.S. trade agencies in developing countries to ensure that markets for their products remain open, a top U.S. health official said today.