miércoles, 13 de abril de 2016

War against tobacco begins on Monday – 10 de Abril 2016 – India

From Monday, Tamil Nadu will begin implementing the Central government notification mandating that all tobacco products carry a health warning covering 85 per cent of their packaging.

It’s been a week since the notification came into effect, but as of Friday, cigarette packets sold in the city still had the old warnings — showing a diseased lung and covering only 40 per cent of the display area.

“We received the notification on Thursday and are communicating it to all district-level officers in the State. From Monday, we will start implementation — our teams will carry out inspections and seize any products that do not adhere to the notification,” said Director of Public Health K. Kolandaisamy.

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