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Canada tobacco ad ban dumped

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The Supreme Court of Canada Thursday struck down legislation that bans tobacco advertising in Canada. In a 5-4 vote, the court ruled the 7-year-old legislation is unconstitutional and limits free speech. The law banned all advertising and in-store displays. The Canadian Tobacco Manufacturers' Council said its members will voluntarily hold off advertising until they review the decision and consult the government about a part of the decision that says some restrictions are still justified.

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