June 27, 2011

Gory pics on tobacco packs from Dec 1

Finally, gory pictorial warnings like that of rotting mouths, hanging gums and infected lungs, will appear on cigarette, bidi, cigar and smokeless or chewing tobacco packets from December 1.

The Union health ministry issued the notification on Saturday after years of buckling to resistance from the all-powerful tobacco lobby. The latest notification contains a set of four pictures each of lung and oral cancer.

The warnings, which will be rotated every two years, are aimed at discouraging people from consuming tobacco. Union health minister Ghulam Nabi Azad gave his nod to the new pictorial warnings on Friday night.

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