Dr US Vishal Rao, emphasized that Govt should be committed to reducing the advertising by tobacco companies which lure consumers to addiction and pave way for consumer awareness of harms through increased pictorial warning and not by decreasing. He also mentioned that increase in size of warning leads to decrease in consumption of tobacco products.
VoTV patient, explained that he is a living example of how tobacco can badly impact one’s life. He quoted that he started using tobacco out of sheer curiosity which ended him at this stage. He also stressed that a bigger pictorial warning is a must for all tobacco products.
The speakers’ on this occasion also highlighted the letter written by Karnataka Health Minister UT Khader, IPH and other organizations to the Union Health Minister asking them not to divulge from 85% pictorial warning.