European lawmakers have approved sweeping new regulations governing the multibillion-dollar tobacco market.
Measures aimed at curbing tobacco-related deaths now reach more than 60 percent of the world's population, the WHO says. But attempts by the tobacco lobby to sway government policy remain a "deadly barrier."
The ECJ ruled in favor of those calling for plain tobacco packaging laws and a ban on flavored cigarettes. The move comes ahead of a new law in Germany that will see pictures of diseased lungs on packs of cigarettes.
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