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Challenge to Scottish cigarette machine ban rejected by Court of Session

Sat 14th May, 2011

A legal challenge to a ban on tobacco vending machines in Scotland has been rejected by the Court of Session in Edinburgh.

Sinclair Collis Ltd, a firm owned by Imperial Tobacco, had argued that the legislation, passed by MSPs but not yet in force, was against the European Convention on Human Rights.

Lord Doherty rejected that and said enforcing a ban was the responsibility of the Scottish Parliament.

Imperial Tobacco said it may consider appealing the decision.

Source: BBC News (14 May 2011)

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