PIL seeks to stop the sale of cigarette packs without showing the proper warning; HC seeks the center's stand

New Delhi, July 5 () On Friday, the Delhi High Court asked the Center, the AAP government and the police to respond to a PIL seeking a complete ban on the sale of cigarettes and tobacco products that do not adequately display legal warnings as required by law.

A bank of Supreme Court Chief Justice DN Patel and Judge C Hari Shankar sent a notice to the ministries of health and finance, the Delhi government and the police about the statement that several tobacco companies sell cigarettes and other products in packages that do not They show the warnings properly.

The Petitioner, Gagan Kumar Singhal, a lawyer, has stated in his petition that under the 2008 Cigarette and Other Tobacco Products (Packaging and Labeling) Rules, 85 percent of the primary packaging area must show the health warning: Both pictorial and textual.

The petition says that according to the Rules, 60 percent of the package must show the pictorial health warning and 25 percent of the package must show the text warning.

He said that the rule was notified on April 3 and entered into force on September 1, 2018. Singhal told the court that cigarettes and tobacco products were publicly sold in violation of the rule and notification. HMP SA