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* Sri Lanka parliament to debate new laws on tobacco warnings tomorrow
Tue, Feb 18, 2014, 11:26 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka parliament will debate the Extraordinary Gazette Notification requiring the compulsory placement of pictorial warnings on cigarette packs tomorrow.

The Gazette Notification containing provisions in respect of pictorial warnings has been prepared by the Health Minister.

According to the regulation by the National Authority on Tobacco and Alcohol, the pictorial health warning shall be printed on both sides of every Cigarette packet, package or carton containing cigarettes and shall cover at least 80 percent of the total area of a packet, package or a carton.

The orders ban the use of words like mild, less strong, extra etc. and cigarette packets may not contain trademarks and images.

According to the new regulations that are to be introduced, the details on the chemical content of the cigarette must also be mentioned clearly on the packet.

** Related Story :: Gazette notification on pictorial warnings in cigarette packs presented in Sri Lankan Parliament

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