show picture warning showing diseased patient on Cigarette packets.
This is done in many countries recently as anti - Smoking campaigns.
May be this started with a very successful anti - addiction (anti-smoking )
campaign in USA , leaving hardly any smokers in USA in recent years.
Being SURE about the result that most of the people will leave smoking ;
Godfrey Phillips and ITC stopped the production of cigarette Units.
Contrary to become happy about the outcome, Union health Ministry withdrew
the decision and diluted the compliance by saying they have to show pictorial warning
once in the 2 years.
The argument of government is that suddenly employees of the cigarette companies
will become unemployed!!!!! lol ! actually Ministry should be happy and should have Plan B, PLAN C, PLAN D to rehabilitate employees of cigarette companies etc.
When Government wants to set up SEZ, it displaces many villages without any
delay. Was there collusion (match fixing) between Cigarette companies and health ministry.
Was the Order was just there to threaten the companies and make under table "deal"
Anyways I have better plan, Why not Religious NGOs , take it up, raise the funds from public and private sponsors for the campaign - have banners / rally of pictorial warning in all Metros, cities, villages.
In past Many religious NGOs had made Anti-diabetic campaigns in Big Metros and Cities;
Today diabetes is again becoming a threat too India
due to lack of health awareness ; there is a need to Re-campaign anti-diabetic campaign nationa-wide.
Mr. Bankim Shah