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Anti-tobacco advocates hail SC order on pictorial warning

Press Trust of India  |  Guwahati 

Anti-advocates of today welcomed the Supreme Court's stay order on retaining the 85 per cent pictorial warning on packets of products.

The Supreme yesterday stayed the High order quashing the 2014 regulation that packets of products must carry pictorial warning covering 85 per cent of the space.

"Pictorial warnings on are the most cost-effective tool for educating on the risks of tobacco use," of Voluntary Association of said here today.

Implementing 85 per cent pictorial warning was a landmark step taken by the of and "We welcome the Supreme Court's decision to retain 85 per cent pictorial health warnings on tobacco products," she said.

In a country like India, where people use several languages and dialects, pictorial warning transcends both the language and the illiteracy barrier, Neog added.

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First Published: Tue, January 09 2018. 18:55 IST