Journal article

Plain packaging of tobacco products: the logical next step for tobacco control policy in India

Amit Yadav, Gaurang P Nazar, Tina Rawal, Monika Arora, Premila Webster, Nathan Grills

BMJ GLOBAL HEALTH | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2018

Abstract

India implemented larger 85% pictorial health warnings on all tobacco products from 1 April 2016. However, to remove the last bit of glamour and attraction from the tobacco packs, it must now embrace plain packaging. Plain packaging prevents tobacco packs from carrying the tobacco industry brand imagery as mobile billboards. Postimplementation of larger 85% pictorial health warnings on all tobacco products, this analysis was undertaken to assess the feasibility of plain packaging as the next logical tobacco control policy measure in India. As part of this analysis, the research team reviewed the available literature on legal and policy challenges to plain packaging as a tobacco control polic..

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