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Karnataka HC cancels 2014 rule on stringent tobacco pack warnings

SC last year ordered enforcement of the government's 2014 rules that required 85% of a tobacco pack's surface to be covered in health warnings

Reuters  |  NEW DELHI 

Theon Friday quashed government rules that mandated stringent graphic health warnings on tobacco products, lawyers involved in the case said, in a decision seen as a major victory for the tobacco industry and a setback for health advocates. The Supreme Court last year ordered enforcement of the government's 2014 rules that required 85 percent of a tobacco pack's surface to be covered in health warnings, up from 20 percent earlier, despite protests by the tobacco industry. At the same time, the top court had asked the court in Karnataka to rule on the dozens of tobacco ...

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First Published: Fri, December 15 2017. 22:23 IST
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