ASH given permission to intervene in tobacco court case



Wednesday 08 July 2015

Mr Justice Green today gave permission to Action on Smoking and Health to intervene in the judicial review cases brought by the tobacco industry to try to stop the introduction of standardised packaging of cigarettes. [1] [2]

Deborah Arnott, Chief Executive of health charity ASH said:

“We are delighted that the judge has recognised the expertise of ASH and given us permission to intervene in this case. We want to help the court reach its decision based on the best independent evidence of the major public health gains that standardised packaging will bring, through reducing the appeal and attractiveness of cigarettes, particularly to children and young people.”

ENDS

Notes:
[1] Royal Courts of Justice Cause List
CO/2322/2015 The Queen on the application of British American Tobacco Uk Limited v Secretary Of State For Health
CO/2323/2015 The Queen on the application of Philiip Morris Brands Sarl v Secretary Of State For Health
CO/2352/2015 The Queen on the application of Jt International Sa v Secretary Of State For Health
CO/2601/2015 The Queen on the application of Imperial Tobacco Limited v Secretary Of State For Health
[2]Acting for ASH are: solicitors from Leigh Day
and barristers Peter Oliver and Ligia Osepciu of Monckton Chambers.