Centre extends warning against smoking on cigarette packs till Aug 31

Last Modified Thursday, 19 April 2018 (16:45 IST)
New Delhi: The (MOHFW) has extended the healthwarning carried on packs till August 31, 2018.In a release, the Ministry amending the Cigarettes and other (Packaging and Labelling)
Rules, 2008 by inserting the following sub-rule in the Cigarettes and other Tobacco Products (Packaging and Labelling) Rules, 2008.

It said in rule 5, after the proviso below sub-rule (3), the following sub-rule shall be inserted:'(4) Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-rules (1) to (3), if the specified health warnings provided in paragraphs 1 and 2 of the Schedule are not amended by the Central Government with new specified health warnings at the end of the rotation period for the next rotation period, then the existing specified health warnings for the second twelve months shall continue for a further period till the 31st day of August 
2018.”

The notification is available on the Ministry’s website -- www.mohfw.gov.in. In view of the amendment, the existing specified health warnings on tobacco product packs shall continued till August 31, it said. (UNI)
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