India - Mandatory picture to be included in point-of-sale displays

A new provision makes it obligatory to show an image of cancer caused by smoking at points of sale of tobacco products. The image will be shown on the board – already mandatory at such points of sale – that states: "sale of tobacco products to a person below the age of eighteen years is a punishable offence". The new provision is aimed at deterring minors from purchasing tobacco products.

More information can be obtained from Dr Jagdish Kaur, Chief Medical Officer, Directorate General of Health Services, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (