Tobacco products flouting 85\% display rule to be withdrawn
This was mentioned in a letter written by the Joint Secretary to the Government of India, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, K C Samria, to the chief secretaries of all states and union territories on May 20. The letter states, “It may further be ensured that tobacco products not compliant with the new rules are withdrawn from the market latest by 31st May, 2016, to be allowed for sale only by printing, pasting or affixing the new warnings thereon covering 85% of the principal display area, in terms of the new rules in effect from 1st April, 2016.” The states have been asked to take necessary measures for the “strict enforcement” of the new rules with “immediate effect”.
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