SIGN-THE-PETITION: Pictorial warnings on tobacco products protect public health

(to read this petition in hindi language, click here)
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Sign the petition:
Pictorial warnings on tobacco products protect public health

These petitions will go to every member of the Group of Ministers in India reviewing pictorial warning provision of The Cigarette and Other Tobacco Products Act (2003)
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The Cigarette and other Tobacco Products Act 2003 in India has a good provision to put pictorial warnings on tobacco products. But it hasn't been enforced, rather has been postponed many times by Government, owing to tobacco industry lobbying to delay its enactment.

Civil society activists have strongly condemned the repeated postponement and eventual dilution of the provisions of The Cigarette and other Tobacco products Act 2003, on displaying pictorial warnings on tobacco products

The Supreme Court of India (25 January 2008) asked the Government of India to implement tobacco control rules mentioning pictorial warnings and possible tobacco industry interference as well.

Pictorial warnings on tobacco products were deferred from June 1, 2007 and postponed four times thereafter.

A group of ministers (GOM) is currently reviewing should or should not India make all tobacco products to have pictorial warnings.

This is the time to make the difference - write to these individual ministers who are members of GOM and let them know why it is a good public health policy to have pictorial warnings on tobacco products. Take action, now!

Tobacco claims around 1 Million lives per year in India. The tall is likely to exceed to 2 Million per year in the next 20 years.

This warnings will communicate the toxic effects of these products to all Indian populations, including those that cannot read the old text warnings, or the over 35% of adult Indian who cannot read at all

Let these ministers know why it is a good public health policy to have pictorial warnings on tobacco products!

Sign the petition here

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(to read this petition in hindi language, click here)


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