New Delhi: In a significant move that will go a long way in raising anti-tobacco awareness across the country, the government today finalised new, stricter pictorial warnings for the industry and set April 1 next year as the deadline for its implementation.A set of three pictorial warnings each for both smoking and smokeless forms of tobacco have been approved by the Health Ministry today and sent for notification.These pictures images will replace the currently used images including the controversial image of English footballer John Terry, whose managers had threatened the Ministry with legal action in case the image remained in circulation. The newly approved warnings are designed to be much more effective than the previous ones and focus in detail the portion of the human body affected by tobacco use.
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