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Monday, 12 May 2014 - 11:28
Update : Pictorial warning of cigarette packets reduced from 80 to 60 % Judgement of the appeal passed today.
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The Appeal Court informed today to limit the space of pictorial warning on cigarette packets between 50% to 60%.

The Appeal Court passed the judgment after considering the case filed by Ceylon Tobacco Company against the Health Ministry Gazette notification.

Earlier, the Health Ministry Gazette wanted tobacco companies to cover 80% of their packets with pictorial warnings.

The Gazette on pictorial warning was approved unanimously in parliament in 2012.

Later Appeal Court considered a case against the gazette notification filed by CTC and decided that it was legal to implement the gazette.

However CTC challenged the gazette notification for the second time and the Appeal Court allowed the company to use 50 to 60% space on their cigarette packets.

Update : Monday, 12 May 2014 - 13:31
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Court permits the Health Ministry to cover 50 to 60% of the cigarette packet

Court of Appeal today permitted the Health Ministry to cover 50 to 60% of the cigarette packet with a pictorial warning.

The government issued a special gazette on August 8th, 2012 making it compulsory to display eight graphic warnings on cigarette packets.
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