Cigerette packets to carry pictures of cancers, death from Dec 1

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New Delhi, Oct 9 (UNI) Smokers puffing cigerettes would now see pictures of cancerous growth and other harmful impact the smoke would have on their's as well as on other passive smokers' health, including children who may have to face an untimely, slow and painful death.

However, in view of the protest against the use of skull and crossbones as warning on the cigrette packets, the Government has decided to replace them with pictorial warnings of painful death and revolting pictures of cancerous growths in mouth and other parts of the body.

Consequent upon amendment to the Tobacco Act 2003, the Government has notified the revised Packaging and Labeling Rule 2007 whereby the pictorial depiction of skull and crossbones as health warning has been removed and replaced by the pictorial representation of the dead body.

All tobacco product packs, including cigarettes, gutka and bidi etc. Produced/manufactured after December 1 2007 will have to bear/depict these specified pictorial health warnings on their products, an official release said here today.


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