SC to Hear To­bacco Body’s Pe­ti­tion on Pack Warn­ings

The Economic Times - - Companies: Pursuit Of Profit -

The Supreme Court said on Fri­day it will hear pe­ti­tions filed by the $11-bil­lion to­bacco in­dus­try against the govern­ment’s strin­gent pack­age warn­ing rules next week, when it will also re­view other sim­i­lar cases filed in re­cent years. The le­gal bat­tle comes amid grow­ing con­flict be­tween the govern­ment and the to­bacco in­dus­try, that has sought to de­lay rules that from April 1 re­quire 85% of a cig­a­rette pack’s sur­face to be cov­ered in health warn­ings, up from 20%. The Supreme Court said it will hear the case on Mon­day.

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