Ban on tobacco products; HC leaves decision on Govt
Jammu and Kashmir News
SRINAGAR, May 13: The state high court has left it for the government to ban the sale of loose cigarettes and other tobacco products in the state.
Disposing of a Public Interest Litigation (PIL), a division bench of the court comprising Chief Justice N Paul Vasanthakumar and Justice A M Magrey however counselled the government to strictly enforce pictorial warning on the cigarette packets and other tobacco products. According to the HC, the prayer cannot be granted as it is the wisdom of the state authorities to decide as to impose a ban or not on the products.