GOI amended the Cigarettes and other Tobacco Products Rule.

Union Ministry of Health has notified a new set of images with specified health warnings for all tobacco product packs by amending the Cigarettes and other Tobacco Products (Packaging and Labelling) Rules, 2008 via “The Cigarettes and other Tobacco Products (Packaging and Labelling) Amendment Rules, 2020”.

About:

All tobacco products manufactured or imported or packaged on or after September 1, 2020 shall display the first image and those manufactured or imported or packaged on or after September 1, 2021 shall display the second image.

Violation of the provision 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.