Centre issues new set of health warnings for tobacco products packs
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The Central government on 29 July notified new sets of specified health warnings for all tobacco product packs by making an amendment in the Cigarettes and other Tobacco Products (Packaging and Labelling) Rules, 2008.
What are the new warnings?
The Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products (Packaging and Labelling) Rules, 2008 have been amended to name the "Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products (Packaging and Labelling) Third Amendment Rules, 2022".
All tobacco products manufactured or imported or packaged on or after December 1, 2022 shall display the image with the text health warning – Tobacco causes painful death.
Products that are manufactured or imported or packaged after December 1 next year will display the image with the text health warning - Tobacco users die younger.
Any person directly or indirectly engaged in the manufacture, production, supply, import or distribution of cigarettes shall ensure that all tobacco product packages carry the specified health warnings.
Violation of the provision is a punishable offence and the violators will be punished with imprisonment or fine as prescribed in the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products (Prohibition of Advertising and Regulation of Trade and Commerce, Production, Supply and Distribution) Act, 2003.
The amended rules will come into effect from December 1, 2022.
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