Ministry of Culture v. Editions Max Bezols
The Minister of Culture cited defendant for the unlawful publication of tobacco advertisements in "Editions Max Bezols," a magazine aimed at owners of bars and restaurants. The Administrative Court overturned the citation, agreeing with the magazine that the advertisements fell within the law’s exception permitting advertising in tobacco trade publications. The Minister of Culture appealed. The Administrative Court of Appeals reversed the lower court's decision, finding that the magazine was aimed generally at restaurateurs and bar owners, thereby exceeding the scope of the tobacco trade publication exception.