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WHO’s Chan urges India to double size of pack warnings

World Health Organisation (WHO) Director-General Margaret Chan in a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged India to follow through on plans to double the size of health warnings on tobacco product packaging, Press Trust of India (PTI) reported.

Plans to raise the space devoted to graphic warnings to 85 per cent from 40 per cent from 1 April were shelved at the last minute. India has had pictorial warnings since 2009. India is host country for the next plenary session of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control in 2016.

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