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Last updated: April 14th 2020

Health Warnings/Messages Features

Type of product: Smoked Tobacco Product
Type of Warnings / Messages Required
Text Warnings/Messages
Location and Size of Warnings / Messages on Unit Packaging
30% of front, 30% of back
Rotation Required
Not Required
Number of Warnings / Messages Authorized to Be Displayed at Any Given Time
1
Length of Rotation Period
Unspecified
Analysis

The law provides that the text warning “Smoking harms your health” must appear, clearly and legibly, on 30% of “each major side” of consumer containers of tobacco products, in the Azeri language. “Each major side” is interpreted as including the front and back.

The text is required to be printed on the lower edge of the container with 1mm of space between the warning sign and the lower edge. The text must be printed in Helvetica black font against a white background, surrounded by a 1 mm black frame. The font must be the largest size possible within the frame, in a manner that prevents concealment, or damage upon opening.

The law meets the minimum requirements of FCTC Art. 11 with respect to size and location. However, to align with FCTC Art. 11 and the FCTC Art. 11 Guidelines, the law should require rotating pictorial health warnings to appear on at least 50% of each principal display area.

Type of product: Smokeless Tobacco Products
Type of Warnings / Messages Required
Text Warnings/Messages
Location and Size of Warnings / Messages on Unit Packaging
30% of front, 30% of back
Rotation Required
Required
Number of Warnings / Messages Authorized to Be Displayed at Any Given Time
1
Length of Rotation Period
Unspecified
Analysis

The law provides that the text warning “Smoking harms your health” must appear, clearly and legibly, on 30% of “each major side” of consumer containers of tobacco products, in the Azeri language. “Each major side” is interpreted as including the front and back.

The text is required to be printed on the lower edge of the container with 1mm of space between the warning sign and the lower edge. The text must be printed in Helvetica black font against a white background, surrounded by a 1 mm black frame. The font must be the largest size possible within the frame, in a manner that prevents concealment, or damage upon opening.

The law meets the minimum requirements of FCTC Art. 11 with respect to size and location. However, to align with FCTC Art. 11 and the FCTC Art. 11 Guidelines, the law should require rotating pictorial health warnings to appear on at least 50% of each principal display area. In addition, the contents of the warnings to appear on smokeless tobacco products should pertain to the health effects of smokeless tobacco.