Doctors urge PM Modi for 85% pictorial warnings on tobacco items
As many as 653 doctors wrote individual letters to the Prime Minister requesting him to implement the larger pictorial warning on packages of tobacco products, Sanjay Seth, Chief of Operations of 'Voice of Tobacco Victims' campaign said.
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Copies of the letters written by doctors, who are from various states of the country, have also been sent to Union Health Minister J P Nadda, Seth said.
Dr Pankaj Chaturvedi, Surgeon at Tata Memorial Hospital Mumbai, claimed that plethora of medical research have proven that tobacco is the only consumer product that has no good use except causing disease, disability and death.
Pawan Singhal, VOTV state patron and Associate Professor at SMS Hospital, said large pictorial warning on tobacco packets is the most cost effective way to prevent youngsters from initiating the use and encourage consumers to quit the habit.