Order of the Supreme Court of India regarding amendment to the Cigarettes and other Tobacco Products (Packaging and Labelling Rules) 2008, as amended by the amending Rules of 2014, 08/01/2018

  • 08/01/2018

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Health for Millions Trust Vs Union of India & Others dated 08/01/2018 regarding amendment to the Cigarettes and other Tobacco Products (Packaging and Labelling Rules) 2008, as amended by the amending Rules of 2014.

Supreme Court directs stay of operation of the judgment and order passed by the High Court of Karnataka which had set aside the 2014 rules and paved the way for 85 percent space for pictorial warnings on both sides of packets of cigarettes and other products. Supreme Court stated that health of a citizen has primacy and he or she should be aware of that which can affect or deteriorate the condition of health.

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