Govt to replace warning pic on cigarette packs
The Department of Audio Visual Publicity (DAVP) on Monday forwarded a set of seven pictures to the Health Ministry for replacing the footballer`s picture.
While Health Ministry has confirmed the receipt of the seven set of pictures sent by DAVP on Monday, it is yet to take a decision in selecting the new one.
"The Health Ministry has received a set of pictures from DAVP on Monday. The ministry will soon take a decision on selecting a new picture to be used as pictorial warning on cigarette packets and set to rest any controversy which has arisen unnecessarily," a Health Ministry official said.
The Health Ministry, however, maintained that the blurred picture on which the controversy has cropped up is not that of footballer John Terry. A top cigarette manufacturing company had also in November last year written to the government about the controversy over the picture and had sought its replacement.