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REGULATION BRIEFS WORLD CUP AMBUSH COMES TO A HEAD; JAPAN ENACTS CONSUMER LAW; SWISS WEIGH MEDIUM AGE

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RIO DE JANEIRO-Brazilian beer marketer Brahma agreed to halt World Cup ambush tactics after Brazil's Advertising Self-Regulation Council reviewed complaints. Alleged tactics included getting players to cheer goals with hand gestures associated with its TV spots.

TOKYO-The Japanese Diet passed a product liability bill under which consumers can receive compensation for injury that can be proven from a faulty product. Consumers previously had to prove manufacturers' negligence. The law takes effect next June.

LAUSANNE-Local authorities are determining if a Marlboro Medium cigarettes giveaway violated national law. Philip Morris mailed packs to thousands of coupon respondents claiming to be 18 or older, sparking an outcry. Swiss law bans sales of cigarettes to minors.

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