Court suspends cigarette packet warning scheme | Bangkok Post: business

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Tobacco packet push stalled

Court says new law is burdensome, has questionable value

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The Central Administrative Court has ordered the Public Health Ministry to suspend the enforcement of a cigarette health warning enlargement regulation in a high-profile case filed by tobacco giant Philip Morris against the ministry. 

The company on Monday hailed the court's decision, which was handed down last Friday.

The order by the Public Health Ministry would have required that a gruesome picture and an anti-smoking message cover 85 per cent of the packet, as of October.

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