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Indian anti-tobacco campaigners plead for larger graphic warnings on products

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h1939 (Published 10 April 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h1939
  1. Sanjeet Bagcchi
  1. 1Kolkata

Anti-tobacco activists have called for the Indian government to immediately implement a policy that it agreed in October 2014 to increase graphic images on tobacco packaging from 40% to 85% of a pack’s surface.

Their plea has been spurred by the death of an anti-tobacco campaigner, Sunita Tomar, on 1 April—the same day that the policy was due to take effect. The World Lung Foundation said that the government’s move was delayed after interference from the tobacco industry. Just days before her death Tomar, who …

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