Bigger warning on cigarette packs to stay: Apex Court
The Supreme Court on Wednesday said cigarette companies will have to adhere to the 2014 government rules mandating bigger pictorial health warnings on the packets until the Karnataka High Court gives its verdict on their validity.
The stringent rules, which have come into force from April, require the packets to increase the size of the pictorial warning from 20 per cent to 85 per cent of the surface. The order is seen as a setback to the tobacco industry that has been opposing the policy. >> CONTINUED ON P10