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Cigarette Vending Machines

Napthens - August 31st 2011

Finally, a decision has been made and Sinclair Collis have been forced to drop their long campaign to keep cigarette vending machines lawful.

The long process started with Parliament passing the Health Act 2009 which allowed regulations to be made banning cigarette vending machines outright.

Sinclair Collis, a machine provider, and part of Imperial Tobacco, applied for a judicial review of Parliament's passing of the Health Act 2009. The judicial review was rejected on the grounds that the ban was appropriate to protect public health.

However, Sinclair Collis were granted leave to appeal the decision to reject the judicial review. The hearing took place in March 2011 and their appeal was dismissed. Sinclair Collis have now been refused the opportunity to appeal that decision and the ban has been held lawful.

The ban will now go ahead for 1 October 2011.

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