British American Tobacco UK Ltd., et al. v. Secretary of State for Health

Five tobacco manufacturers and one vending machine supplier challenged the legality of the Tobacco Advertising and Promotion Regulations 2004, which bans tobacco product advertising, with limited exceptions. The applicants filed an application for judicial review, alleging that the exceptions to the regulations were disproportionately restrictive of advertising at the point of sale.  The Court held that the Minister of Health acted within the scope of his authority and dismissed the application for judicial review.


British American Tobacco UK Ltd., et al. v. Secretary of State for Health, [2004] EWHC 2493, Administrative Court (2004).

  • United Kingdom
  • Nov 5, 2004
  • High Court of Justice, Queen's Bench Division, Administrative Court



  • British American Tobacco UK Ltd.
  • Cherwell Tobacco Ltd.
  • Gallaher Ltd.
  • Imperial Tobacco Ltd.
  • Philip Morris Ltd.
  • Societe Nationale d'Exploitation Industrielle des Tabacs et Allumettes (SEITA)

Defendant Secretary of State for Health

Legislation Cited

Tobacco Advertising and Promotion (Point of Sale) Regulations 2004

Tobacco Advertising and Promotion Act 2002

Related Documents

Type of Litigation

Tobacco Control Topics

Substantive Issues

Type of Tobacco Product