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Cigarette warning goes up in smoke over anti-tobacco warnings 

Jump to full article: The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk), 2012-05-03
Author: Savita Verma


What the health ministry proposes, the information and broadcasting (I&B) ministry disposes.

This is the case with regard to restricting scenes showing use of tobacco in movies and television serials.

The new rules to restrict smoking scenes, unveiled by the health ministry with much fanfare in November 2011, have been quietly kept in abeyance by the I&B ministry, documents obtained under the RTI Act have revealed. Under pressure from Bollywood, the ministry has asked the censor board to just ignore the new rules.

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