Public Notice Issued by Health Ministry on 85 percent pictorial health warnings
The Health Ministry issued a public notice informing all the tobacco product manufacturers, distributors and retailers that MoHFW notified the new pictorial health warnings vide GSR 727 (E) of Gazette Notification dated 15th October, 2014 for mandatory display of new specified health warnings on all tobacco product packages.

As per the Rules, the notified health warnings, covering 85 percent of the principal display area, shall be displayed on both sides of all tobacco product packages from April 1, 2016.

Any person engaged directly or indirectly in the production, supply, import or distribution of cigarettes or any other tobacco products shall ensure that all tobacco product packages shall have specified pictorial health warnings as prescribed in the aforesaid notification.

Violation of the above mentioned provision is a punishable offense with imprisonment or fine or both as prescribed in Section 20 of the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act, 2003.

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