India: New pictorial warnings proposed

May 31, 2011

The Ministry of Health in India has announced new pictorial health warnings for smoked and smokeless products. Four new pictorial warnings will be displayed on smoked products, including cigarettes and bidis. Three of the four warnings feature the image of a man and diseased lungs. The four warnings for smokeless products feature images of faces and cancerous lessions and tumours, with the warning “Tobacco Kills.” The proposed warnings can be viewed here. The new warnings are to come into force on 1st December, 2011.