The Cigarettes and other Tobacco Products (Packaging and Labelling) Amendment Rules, 2020

Apr 14, 2020 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team


Industry Specific Compliance

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) on April 13, 2020, has issued the Cigarettes and other Tobacco Products (Packaging and Labelling) Amendment Rules, 2020 to further amend the Cigarettes and other Tobacco Products (Packaging and Labelling) Rules, 2008. 

The followings are the amendments made under the Cigarettes and other Tobacco Products (Packaging and Labelling) Rules, 2008:-

 The amendments are made in the Schedule, in Paragraph 1, clause (i) and (ii) stands substituted, namely:-

a) Clause (i) related to Textual Health Warning - For smoking and smokeless forms of tobacco products, the words ‘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 colour 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 colours 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 www.ntcp.nhp.gov.in.

b)Clause (ii) related to Pictorial Health Warning – A pictorial representation of the ill effects of tobacco use on health shall be placed above the textual health warning. It shall be printed with four colours with printing resolution of minimum 300 DPI (Dots per inch). The pictorial health warning should appear in the same colour and resolution exactly as uploaded on the website www.mohfw.gov.in or www.ntcp.nhp.gov.in

 The image for specified health warnings has been substituted, which would be valid for period of twelve months.

 The Paragraph 4 related to ‘language’ has been substituted, stating that each health warning shall be specified in English, Hindi and any other regional languages. Appropriate language combination shall be selected from the combination available at www.mohfw.gov.in and www.ntcp.nhp.gov.in to ensure that the language selected for health warning is in conformity with the language used on the package by the manufacturer or importer or packer.

These amended Rules shall come into force on September 01, 2020.

[Notification No. G.S.R. 248(E)]


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