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Govt to replace warning pic on cigarette packs

Last Updated: Monday, April 9, 2012 - 22:12

New Delhi: Amid a raging controversy over the
alleged use of English footballer John Terry`s blurred picture
as pictorial warnings on cigarette packets leading to threats
of legal action by him, the Government has decided to soon
replace the image.

The Department of Audio Visual Publicity (DAVP) on Monday
forwarded a set of seven pictures to the Health Ministry for
replacing the footballer`s picture.

While Health Ministry has confirmed the receipt of the
seven set of pictures sent by DAVP today, it is yet to take a
decision in selecting the new one.

"The Health Ministry has received a set of pictures from
DAVP today. The ministry will soon take a decision on
selecting a new picture to be used as pictorial warning on
cigarette packets and set to rest any controversy which has
arisen unnecessarily," a Health Ministry official said.

The Health Ministry, however, maintained that the blurred
picture on which the controversy has cropped up is not that
of footballer John Terry.

A top cigarette manufacturing company had also in November
last year written to the government about the controversy over
the picture and had sought its replacement.


First Published: Monday, April 9, 2012 - 22:12

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