• Tuesday, May 17, 2022

News

India’s top court tells tobacco industry packs must carry bigger warnings

Smoking kills more than 1 million people a year in India

By: Eastern Eye Staff

India’s Supreme Court on Wednesday said the tobacco industry must adhere to federal rules requiring stringent health warnings on cigarette packs, in a major setback for the $11 billion (£7.6 billion) industry that opposes the new policy. The court also turned down an industry plea to stay the implementation of the new tobacco-control rules introduced from April 1, which require health warnings to cover 85 percent of a cigarette pack’s surface, up from 20 percent earlier. The tobacco industry “should not violate any rule prevailing as of today,” the two-judge bench said during the 45-minute hearing inside a packed courtroom…

You do not have access to this content. You need to subscribe.

Eastern Eye

Related Stories

Eastern Eye

Videos

Mrunal Thakur on Dhamaka, experience of working with Kartik Aaryan,…
Nushrratt Bharuccha on Chhorii, pressure of comparison with Lapachhapi, upcoming…
Abhimanyu Dassani on Meenakshi Sundareshwar, how his mom Bhagyashree reacted…