Public Health Minister Pradit Sintawanarong said the ministry will on Monday file an appeal with the Supreme Administrative Court against a Central Administrative Court injunction against the enforcement of larger warning labels on cigarette packets.
He said the appeal will focus on two main issues in asking the court to allow the enforcement of mandatory health warning graphics that take up 85% of a cigarette package, and the use of 10 different warning graphics, from Oct 2 as scheduled.
Nine tobacco companies are adapting their production lines to comply with the regulation. Two have already shipped the new-look cigarette packages to Thailand, Dr Pradit said.
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