Bidi Workers Protest Against Using Skull and Crossbones Sign on Packets
Bidi, that quintessentially Indian puff, has become a victim of politics, with thousands of bidi workers in the southern districts of Tamil Nadu going on strike.
About one million workers rolling bidis, nicotine wrapped in leaf, from Tirunelveli, Tuticorin and Kanyakumari districts began a...
Skull and Crossbones on Bidis Likely from April
The Indian government said Friday it would not withdraw a notification making it mandatory for bidi packets to carry a skull and crossbones
picture //as a warning but said its enforcement could be postponed till May.
Lok Sabha MPs from various parties protested the move saying it would affect...
Indian Government at the Crossroads in Implementing Anti-smoking
...to decide what style of warning is printed on packets -- far short of a demand by the country's health minister for the mandatory use of the skull and crossbones
"Some kind of warning will be there," cabinet spokesman Priyaranjan Dasmunshi told reporters as he explained the measures.
Seeing is Believing – Cigarette Packs in India to Carry Graphic Description of Risk
...nd packets of chewing tobacco which are a must-have amongst millions of Indians. Apart from this, the tobacco products will also display the skull and crossbones
picture on the packaging along with messages like "Tobacco causes a slow and painful death".
The manufacturers of tobacco products have agreed to...