Pictorial warnings

India ranked 3rd in pictorial warnings on tobacco products

The Cigarette Package Health Warnings International Status Report was released on the fourth day of the World Health Organisation's Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) Conference of the Parties (COP 7) by the Canadian Cancer Society.

Nov 10, 2016, 15:50 PM IST

Cigarette brands in India implement 85 percent pictorial warnings

The implementation comes after the Health Ministry under Cigarettes and other Tobacco Products Act, 2003 (COTPA) increased the size of graphic health warnings on tobacco products from 20 percent to 85 percent. 

May 31, 2016, 16:04 PM IST

Top 10 countries having highest tax percentage on cigarettes

These countries have the highest percentage of total tax on the final price of cigarettes. The data is taken from the latest available year - 2014.


May 08, 2016, 16:22 PM IST

ITC shuts cigarette factories to comply with 85% pictorial warnings

Diversified group ITC Thursday said its cigarette factories have been shut since yesterday and will remain so till the time it is able to comply with "interim requirements" of 85 percent pictorial warnings.

May 05, 2016, 23:31 PM IST

Preparing to comply with govt rule on cigarette packs: Godfrey

Godfrey Phillips India Ltd today said it is preparing to comply with the new government rule of larger pictorial warnings on cigarette packs although it has suspended production for the domestic market.

Apr 04, 2016, 18:00 PM IST

Not ready to print larger pictorial warnings on cigarette packets, says ITC

FMCG major ITC today said it is not ready to print larger pictorial warnings on its cigarette packs, as required under a new government norm, and its factories will be shut till clarity emerges on the matter.

Apr 02, 2016, 19:11 PM IST

Health Ministry issues notification for bigger pictorial warnings on tobacco packs

Starting April 1 next year, pictorial health warning on packages of tobacco products will become bigger as per a notification issued on Monday by the Health Ministry.

Sep 29, 2015, 10:23 AM IST

Civil society in favour of bigger warning display on tobacco products: Govt

Among the civil society groups and institutions that have sent representations to the Centre over health issues, nearly 80 per cent have expressed support in favour of bigger pictorial warnings on tobacco products, government Friday said.

Jul 24, 2015, 22:03 PM IST

Govt to go ahead with prominent health warnings on tobacco packs: Nadda

Union Health Minister JP Nadda on Friday said that the government will go ahead with the prominent health warnings on cigarette packets.

Apr 24, 2015, 13:56 PM IST

SAARC nations reaffirm commitments on tobacco warning

 Amid a row over increasing the size of pictorial warnings on tobacco products, India and other SAARC nations today "reaffirmed" their commitments to ensure that such warnings cover 50 per cent or more of display area as recommended by a WHO Framework Convention.

Apr 08, 2015, 17:09 PM IST

Graphic warning labels can better motivate smokers to quit

 A new study has revealed that cigarette warning labels may be more effective with imagery picturing the dangers of smoking.

Apr 08, 2015, 13:07 PM IST

Warnings on cigarette packets have little effect: Kejriwal

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal Tuesday justified his government's decision to ban sale of chewable tobacco items in the national capital saying it was beneficial in long run even, but said warnings on the cigarette packets had little effect on those who consume it.

Apr 07, 2015, 23:53 PM IST

Experts urge PM for 85 percent pictorial warnings on tobacco products

Global health experts, parliamentarians, celebrities, journalists and women groups on Tuesday appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to stay committed to ensure 85 percent graphic health warning on all tobacco products.

Apr 07, 2015, 22:07 PM IST

Govt working out details on increasing pictorial warning on tobacco products

 Government today said it is working out details for increasing the size of pictorial warning on tobacco products from the present 40 per cent to 85 per cent after the date for its implantation was "extended", an issue which sparked a major row.

Apr 07, 2015, 14:46 PM IST

Tobacco row: BJP MP Dilip Gandhi deserves Nobel Prize, taunts Shiv Sena​

Amid a raging debate over the size of pictorial warning on tobacco products, Shiv Sena on Tuesday hit out at Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Dilip Gandhi for his controversial comments.

Apr 07, 2015, 09:38 AM IST

Tobacco warnings row: MPs having conflict of interest should declare it, says Naidu

Amid a raging debate over BJP MPs in tobacco trade on a panel looking into framing rules for the product, Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu Monday made it clear that anybody having conflict of interest is supposed to declare it as per rules.

Apr 06, 2015, 15:26 PM IST

Will take 'measured' decision on tobacco products pictorial warnings: Govt

 Government on Saturday said it will take a "measured and responsible" decision on the issue of increasing the size of pictorial warnings on tobacco in the backdrop of a controversy generated by BJP members of a parliamentary panel suggesting "nil" effects of smoking.

Apr 04, 2015, 20:49 PM IST

PM Narendra Modi for bigger pictorial warnings on tobacco products

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has favoured bigger pictorial warning on tobacco products and the health ministry now intends to cover 85 percent of the display area of beedi, cigarette and chewable tobacco packets, sources said on Saturday.

Apr 04, 2015, 13:56 PM IST

No Indian study to confirm tobacco use causes cancer: Parliamentary panel head

As India is set to defer its April 1 deadline for increasing size of pictoral warnings on tobacco products after pressure from various lobbies, head of a Parliamentary panel today said there was no Indian study to confirm that use of tobacco products leads to cancer.

Mar 30, 2015, 23:19 PM IST