Packs of cigarettes and other tobacco products to receive new warning from December 1 – The New Indian Express

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Express press service

NEW DELHI: All tobacco products manufactured, imported or packaged before December 1 should display a new symbol with the textual health warning ‘tobacco causes painful death’, the Union Health Ministry said on Friday .

The department said the government notified new units of specified health warnings for all packs of tobacco products by amending the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products (Packaging and Labeling) Rules 2008 on July 21, 2022 , which will be accepted from 1 December. , 2022.

The ministry released two photos – each showing a person with a significant cancerous mouth enlargement from smoking – and two text warnings.

While the first, which will likely be on display from December 1, 2022, will have the warning “Tobacco causes painful death”. It will likely be legit for 365 days.

The 2d symbol and warning – younger due tobacco users – will likely be displayed on all tobacco products manufactured, imported or packaged on or after December 1, 2023.

“Any person engaged directly or indirectly in the manufacture, production, supply, importation or distribution of cigarettes or any tobacco product must ensure that all tobacco product packaging bears the specified health warnings exactly as prescribed,” the health ministry said in a comment. .

“Breach of the above provision is an offense punishable by imprisonment or fine as provided for in section 20 of the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products (Prohibition of advertising and regulation of trade and commerce, production, supply and distribution).” added.

The ministry said the notification along with the plain or printable version of the desired health warnings in 19 languages ​​will be available on the legitimate websites – www.mohfw.gov.in and ntcp.nhp.gov.in.

Infringement of ideas is an offense punishable by imprisonment or high quality as prescribed by Section 20 of the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products (Prohibition of Advertising and Regulation of Trading and Trading) Act 2003 of commerce, production, supply and distribution), the federal government said. .

Tobacco-related cancers are the heaviest burden among all varieties of diseases in India. As many as 27 percent of most cancer cases have been caused by tobacco use, according to a new document released by the National Cancer Registry of India (NCRI) on August 18, 2020.

The department said the government notified new units of specified health warnings for all packs of tobacco products by amending the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products (Packaging and Labeling) Rules 2008 on July 21, 2022 , which will be accepted from 1 December. , 2022.

The ministry released two photos – each showing a person with a significant cancerous mouth enlargement from smoking – and two text warnings.

While the first, which will likely be on display from December 1, 2022, will have the warning “Tobacco causes painful death”. It will likely be legit for 365 days.

The 2d symbol and warning – younger due tobacco users – will likely be displayed on all tobacco products manufactured, imported or packaged on or after December 1, 2023.

“Any person engaged directly or indirectly in the manufacture, production, supply, importation or distribution of cigarettes or any tobacco product must ensure that all tobacco product packaging bears the specified health warnings exactly as prescribed,” the health ministry said in a comment. .

“Breach of the above provision is an offense punishable by imprisonment or fine as provided for in section 20 of the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products (Prohibition of advertising and regulation of trade and commerce, production, supply and distribution).” added.

The ministry said the notification along with the plain or printable version of the desired health warnings in 19 languages ​​will be available on the legitimate websites – www.mohfw.gov.in and ntcp.nhp.gov.in.

Infringement of ideas is an offense punishable by imprisonment or high quality as prescribed by Section 20 of the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products (Prohibition of Advertising and Regulation of Trading and Trading) Act 2003 of commerce, production, supply and distribution), the federal government said. .

Tobacco-related cancers are the heaviest burden among all varieties of diseases in India. As many as 27 percent of most cancer cases have been caused by tobacco use, according to a new document released by the National Cancer Registry of India (NCRI) on August 18, 2020.

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