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Supreme Court sets aside order cancelling larger tobacco health warnings

Reuters  |  NEW DELHI 

By Aditya KalraNEW DELHI (Reuters) - The Supreme Court on Monday put on hold a lower court's order that quashed central rules mandating larger health warnings on tobacco packages, in a setback for the country's $11 billion tobacco industry. The High Court of Karnataka last month struck down federal government rules requiring 85 percent of a tobacco 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, stayed the Karnataka court's order on Monday, ...

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First Published: Mon, January 08 2018. 21:52 IST