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No to stay on new tobacco display rules: Supreme Court

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Jul 17, 2018, 1:42 am IST
Updated Jul 17, 2018, 1:42 am IST
The Amendment Rules stipulate two images depicting the manifestation of cancer, as specified health warning.
Supreme Court
 Supreme Court

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday declined to stay at this stage the new Cigarettes and other Tobacco Products (Packaging and Labeling) Second Amendment Rules, 2018 from September 1, which mandates more than 40 per cent display of warning in cigarette packets   The Amendment Rules stipulate two images depicting the manifestation of cancer, as specified health warning, to appear on the package consecutively during the rotation period, with an interregnum period of 12 months.

It also stipulates the manufacturers to display on tobacco products photo of a person’s throat with a hole accompanied with the text — “Smoking causes throat cancer”. When senior counsel Mukul Rohatgi pleaded for stay of the notification, a three-judge bench asked the counsel, “People are suffering from oral cancer. What is wrong with the government’s move changing the photograph on tobacco products?”

 

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