Cigarettes and other Tobacco Products (Packaging and Labelling) Amendment Rules, 2022

Jul 22, 2022 | by TeamLease RegTech Legal Research Team

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EHS ComplianceThe Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) on July 21, 2022 has issued Cigarettes and other Tobacco Products (Packaging and Labelling) Amendment Rules, 2022. To further amend Cigarettes and other Tobacco Products (Packaging and Labelling) Rules, 2008. This has come into effect from December 1, 2022.

The following has been amended namely: -

• Paragraph 1 which specifies “Components of specified health warning” the following has been substituted for clause (i) namely: -

“For smoking and smokeless forms of tobacco products, the words „TOBACCO CAUSES PAINFUL DEATH‟ in Image-1 and the words „TOBACCO USERS DIE YOUNGER‟ in Image-2 shall appear in white font colour on a red background. The words „QUIT TODAY CALL 1800-11-2356‟ shall appear in white font colour on a black background. The intensity of color in the background of the textual health warning shall be: White: C:0%, M:0%, Y:0% K:0%, Red: C:0%, M:100%, Y:100% K: 0% and Black: C:0%, M:0%, Y:0% K: 100%. The textual health warnings shall be printed with four colors with printing resolution of minimum 300 DPI (Dots per inch). The font type and colour of the health warning shall be exactly as uploaded on the website www.mohfw.gov.in OR ntcp.nhp.gov.in”

• In Paragraph 2 the images for the upcoming months have been substituted.

 

[Notification No. G.S.R. 592(E)]


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