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Supreme Court sets aside order cancelling bigger tobacco health warnings

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(Reuters) - The Supreme on Monday put on hold a lower court's order that quashed federal rules mandating larger health warnings on packages, in a setback for the $11 billion industry but a relief for the

The High of southern state last month struck down federal rules requiring 85 percent of a pack's surface to be covered in health warnings, up from 20 percent earlier. The rules had been in force since 2016.

The Supreme Court, which heard petitions brought forward by tobacco-control activists, put on hold the court's order on Monday, saying "health of a citizen has primacy".‍​

(Reporting by Aditya Kalra; Editing by Peter Graff)

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First Published: Mon, January 08 2018. 20:28 IST