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Intervention in the lawsuit against Articles 14 to 17 of the Anti-smoking Act (1335 of 2009).

May 31, 2010

Dejusticia intervenes to defend the constitutionality of Articles 14-17 of Act 1335 of 2009 (Anti-smoking act), which ban the advertisement of tobacco derivatives.

The intervention argues that given the proven harmful effects of tobacco, the State may decide to establish a “purely passive market” for these products, meaning that the State will tolerate them-which includes allowing the sale and consumption, but discourages its use and therefore prohibit advertising and promotion.

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