Cigarette Packets to Carry Skull-and-bones Sign

by Medindia Content Team on  July 19, 2006 at 5:25 PM Menīs Health News
RSS Email Print This Page Comment
Cigarette Packets to Carry Skull-and-bones Sign
Cigarettes and other tobacco products will carry a sign of a skull and crossed bones as well detailed warnings on their packets from Feb 1, 2007, the health ministry said Tuesday.
Advertisement

Every package of cigarette or any other tobacco product must bear a skull-and-bones sign, a health warning saying "Tobacco Kills" or "Smoking Kills", a pictorial representation of ill effects of tobacco use and a health message.

Advertisement
The ministry warned that non-compliance of the new rules would invite stringent penalty, including up to two years in jail and a fine of up to Rs.5,000 in the case of first conviction, as per the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products (Packaging and Labelling) Rules 2006.

For the second or subsequent conviction, the jail term may extend to five years and fine up to Rs.10,000, it said.

Even selling or distributing cigarettes or tobacco products without the specified warning will invite punishment, the statement said.

(Source: IANS)
Advertisement

Post your Comments

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
* Your comment can be maximum of 2500 characters
Notify me when reply is posted
I agree to the terms and conditions

More News on:

Health Hazards of Smoking Smoking And Cancer Smoking And Tobacco Smoking among Women Cigarette Smoking - A Silent Killer Antioxidants to Help You When You Quit Smoking 
Advertisement

News A - Z

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

News Search

Medindia Newsletters

Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!

Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

Advertisement

Advertisement
Advertisement

Stay Connected

  • Available on the Android Market
  • Available on the App Store

Facebook

News Category

News Archive