Graphic Warning

May 12, 2014 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s Court of Appeal has approved graphic pictorial warnings on tobacco packs after Ceylon Tobacco Company challenged new health ministry rules. Sri Lanka’s Daily Mirror newspaper said in its website that the Court of Appeal had dismissed a write application by CTC and allowed graphic health warnings covering 50 to 60 percent of cigarette packs.

However there is also a Supreme Court stay order on the rules until May 27, the company had disclosed earlier.

Ceylon Tobacco Company has seen sales shrink over the past year, amid rising prices and greater awareness of the health risks of tobacco smoke.