India: Pictorial warning on tobacco items not during UPA tenure

Dec 5, 2008

Chennai (IANS): Admitting defeat in ensuring pictorial health warnings on packets of cigarettes and other tobacco products, India’s Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss Saturday said the decision has been deferred by at least six months — by when the current United Progressive Alliance government would have finished its term.

Earlier the pictorial health warnings were supposed to come into force by Dec 1 (Monday) but following deferment of the decision, they can only be expected to come by June next year…

Full article: The Hindu (November 30, 2008)