New tobacco products to ensure “pictorial warnings”

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Neighbourhood Lifestyle Desk/ Garima Kotroo: The Union Health Ministry notified new sets of tobacco products with pictorial health warnings.

The government has prepared two sets for this. The first set with a specified health warning valid for one year. On the other side, the second set would be implemented after the expiry of former’s validity. The second set will be valid till September 1, 2020, and first be valid till 1 September 2019.

If anybody is engaged directly or indirectly in the production, supply, import or distribution of cigarettes or any tobacco products has to ensure that all tobacco product packages should have the specified health warnings exactly as prescribed.

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