Big­ger warn­ing on cig­a­rette packs to stay: Apex Court

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - FRONT PAGE - Bhadra Sinha bhadra.sinha@hin­dus­tan­times.com

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

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