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A High-level Consultation with Parliamentarians on the Effectiveness of Larger Pictorial Health Warnings PDF Print

HRIDAY (Health Related Information Dissemination Amongst Youth) & Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) Cordially invite you to A High-level Consultation with Parliamentarians on the Effectiveness of Larger Pictorial Health Warnings On
Tuesday, December 8, 2015


The Deputy Speaker Hall, Constitution Club of India
New Delhi
5pm - 7 pm

Spokespersons include:

  • Hon’ble Member of Parliament of India Mr Baijayant Panda (Kendrapara, Odisha)
  • Hon’ble Member of Parliament of Australia Mr Christopher Picton (Kaurna, South Australia)
  • Prof. Amitabh Mattoo, Advisor to Chief Minister, Jammu & Kashmir & Honourary Director, Australia India Institute
  • Prof. K. Srinath Reddy, President, Public Health Foundation of India
  • Other Members of Parliament of India likely to speak and interact include Ms Supriya Sule, Ms Sushmita Dev, and Mr Ramesh Chander Kaushik.


Ms Gina Sharma +919811887088
Mr Rajiv Chhibber +91 98-10-426698
Ms Karuvaki Mohanty+919891983376

About the event:

India was committed to the implementation of 85% pictorial health warnings on both sides of tobacco products in 2014, which were to come into effect from April 1, 2015. However, there has been an unfortunate delay in their implementation and the fate of the warnings still remains uncertain. Tobacco kills 10 lakh Indians die every year. Large and graphic warnings are must be implemented to prevent tobacco use initiation and motivate users to quit. This high-level consultation organized by HRIDAY in collaboration with PHFI brings together Parliamentarians from India and Australia to deliberate on the relevance, need and effectiveness of larger pictorial health warnings and learn from the plain packaging experience and impact in Australia. Additionally, to garner support for strong pictorial warnings and other important tobacco control policies, medical doctors from various specialties will attend to highlight the importance of strong policy interventions to curb India’s tobacco burden.

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