Imperial Tobacco filed an appeal against a proposed retail display ban for cigarettes in Scotland with the UK Supreme Court following rejection by the Court of Session in Edinburgh, according to The Herald’s web site.
Scotland planned to introduce a ban on displaying cigarette products in stores and cigarette vending machines beginning in April. Similar legislation is in effect in England and Wales. Imperial contends the bans must be enacted by the national parliament, and that the Scottish legislature overstepped its authority. An Imperial spokesman confirmed the latest appeal, according to the online story. (pi)