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Ministero delle Finanze, et al. v. Philip Morris Belgium SA, et al.

Tobacco companies claimed that Italy's legislation requiring 1) two specific warnings for display on cigarette packs and 2) the health warning for unit packets of tobacco products other than cigarette packets to cover at least 4% of the surface on which it is printed, violated EU directives. The Court held that, under the respective directives, Member States were not authorized to require more than one warning, but could require that non-cigarette tobacco products contain a health warning covering at least 4% of the surface.

 
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