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The Queen v. Secretary of State for Health, ex parte Gallaher Ltd., et al.

Tobacco companies argued that England's warning label regulations, which exceed EU directive requirements, are void since they are contrary to Council Directive 89/622/EEC. The Court held that, although there is a risk of less favorable treatment for national products, the directive must be interpreted to mean that Member States may require that, so long as domestic production is concerned, warning labels cover a greater surface area than the minimum requirements set forth by the directive.