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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.