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Committee of Consumer Rights Protection v. Jumbo

The Committee of Consumer Rights Protection in Kiev conducted an inspection to see if “Jumbo”, a company with foreign capital, was in compliance with legislation on advertising.  During the inspection it was found that Jumbo distributed flyers with advertisements for shops selling tobacco products.  The Committee of Consumer Rights Protection brought suit against Jumbo, claiming that this was a violation of part 5 of Article 22 of the Law of Ukraine on Advertising, which mandates that advertisements for tobacco products contain information about the amount of tar and nicotine in each cigarette.  Jumbo argued that the flyers did not advertise for tobacco products.  The Court ruled in favor of the Committee of Consumer Rights Protection.