Cigarettes and other Tobacco Products (Packaging and Labelling) Second Amendment Rules, 2018

Apr 04, 2018 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team

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The Central Government has made the Cigarettes and other Tobacco Products (Packaging and Labelling) Second Amendment Rules, 2018 to further amend the Cigarettes and other Tobacco Products (Packaging and Labelling) Rules, 2008.

They shall come into force on the 1st day of September, 2018.

In the Cigarettes and other Tobacco Products (Packaging and Labelling) Rules, 2008,-

(a)    in Rule 5(2), the following sub-rule shall be substituted, namely:-

“(2) During the rotation period, there shall be two images of specified health warning which shall appear consecutively on the package with an interregnum period of twelve months.”;

(b)   in Rule 5(3), for proviso, the following proviso shall be substituted, namely:-

“Provided that the date of coming into effect of the second image (image 2) of specified health warning, shall be for all tobacco products manufactured or imported after the completion of twelve months from the date of commencement of first image (image 1).”;

(c)    Rule 5(4) shall be omitted.

(d)   in the Schedule,-

(i)                 in paragraph 1, for clause (i), the following clause shall be substituted, namely:-

‘(i) Textual Health Warning.- For smoking and smokeless forms of tobacco products, the word “TOBACCO CAUSES CANCER” and the word “TOBACCO CAUSES PAINFUL DEATH” shall appear in white font colour on a red background and 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 web site www.mohfw.gov.in’;

(ii)               health warnings  in the form of images have been amended in paragraph 2.

[G.S.R. 331(E)]

URL: http://www.egazette.nic.in/WriteReadData/2018/184464.pdf


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