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'Tobacco consumption is linked to cancer'

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  25 April 2015 12:00 AM GMT

New Delhi, April 24: Health Minister J.P. dda said on Friday that tobacco consumption must be reduced as it has a direct link with cancer. dda told the Lok Sabha that his ministry was awaiting recommendations of the Parliamentary Committee on subordite legislation to take a fil call on enforcing larger pictorial warnings on tobacco products. dda said that cigarette packets imported into the country would also carry pictorial warnings. “It will be the same warning.”

He said the committee had given its interim report and the ministry was awaiting the fil report. “We are crystal clear about it, we will go forward.” dda said the ministry was creating an awareness against smoking and reaching out to school children. (IANS)

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