The Cigarette Packs to Get New Image, Health Warning against Tobacco from December 1

The Cigarette Packs to Get New Image, Health Warning against Tobacco from December 1

Violation of the guidelines is a punishable offence with imprisonment or fine as prescribed in Section 20 of the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Prohibition of Advertisement and Regulation of Trade and Commerce, Production, Supply and Distribution Act, 2003, the government said.

The amended rules under the Cigarettes and other Tobacco Products Packaging and Labelling Third Amendment Rules, 2022, will be applicable from December 1, 2022.

The ministry has notified the new health warnings through an amendment in the Cigarettes and other Tobacco Products (Packaging and Labelling) Rules, 2008 dated 21st July, 2022.

The image will be valid for a period of one year following its commencement from December 1.

Also, tobacco products manufactured, imported, or packaged on or after December 1, 2023 will display an image with textual health warning tobacco users die younger, according to the new health warnings notified by the ministry.

Tobacco products manufactured, imported, or packaged on or after December 1, 2022 will display a new image with the textual health warning "Tobacco causes painful death, the Union Health Ministry has said.