India parliament panel urges smaller health warning on cigarette packs: report

March 11, 2016 9:23 AM

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India parliament panel urges smaller health warning on cigarette packs: report

NEW DELHI An Indian parliamentary committee has recommended a sharp reduction in the proposed size of health warnings on cigarette packs, saying the measure is too harsh on the tobacco industry, sources who have seen the draft report said on Friday.

The government had proposed that tobacco makers cover 85 percent of a cigarette pack's surface with the health warning, up from 20 percent now.

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