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Union Health Ministry of India Awaits Final Decision on Tobacco Warnings

by Julia Samuel on April 13, 2015 at 3:38 PM
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Union Health Ministry of India Awaits Final Decision on Tobacco Warnings

Union Health Ministry J. P. Nadda clarified that the Union Health Ministry is consistent in its stand and committed to implement larger pictorial warnings on tobacco products.

"We have given our view. The Parliamentary Committee is examining it and we stand by our view. Let's wait for the recommendations of the committee and not anticipate it," he said at a press conference.


With regard to the increasing size of health warnings to 85% according to the recommendation of the Provisions of Cigarettes and other Tobacco Products Act, 2003, the Health ministry awaits the final decision.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi endorsed the printing of larger warnings but Dilip Gandhi, Parliamentary Committee chairman raised concerns over the fact that research in India had shown no link between cancer and tobacco evoked widespread criticism.

The Parliamentary Committee as a whole had to give its collective view and we will not go by individual views, said Nadda.

Source: Medindia


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