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Health Ministry holds its plan to increase size of pictorial warnings on tobacco products

Mar 31, 2015 05:19 PM IST India India
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The Health Ministry has put on hold its plan to increase the size of pictorial warnings on tobacco products. The Ministry was planning to increase the size of the warnings from 40 per cent to 85 per cent. A 15-member Parliamentary Committee said it was necessary to consult and take into account all divergent views before arriving at a conclusion. They have expressed apprehensions on the livelihood of a large number of people directly or indirectly involved in the trade.