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Last updated: January 13th 2020

Health Warnings/Messages Features

Type of product: Smoked Tobacco Product
Type of Warnings / Messages Required
Uncertain
Location and Size of Warnings / Messages on Unit Packaging
70% of front, 70% of back
Rotation Required
Uncertain
Number of Warnings / Messages Authorized to Be Displayed at Any Given Time
Length of Rotation Period
Uncertain
Analysis

Health warnings must cover at least 70% of the main front and back surfaces.

The law includes that a regulatory enactment will provide the procedures for packaging and labeling and health warnings. As of the date of this review, the regulatory enactment has not been issued.

The law meets the minimum requirements of FCTC Art. 11 in that the warnings occupy at least 30% of the two principal display areas of the package.

However, to fully align with FCTC Art. 11 and the FCTC Art. 11 Guidelines, the law should require warnings be composed of pictures and text, include a variety of messages to be displayed at any given time, and require that the warnings rotate on a regular basis. In addition, the law should expressly require the warnings to appear on at least 50% of each principal display area.

Type of product: Smokeless Tobacco Products
Type of Warnings / Messages Required
Uncertain
Location and Size of Warnings / Messages on Unit Packaging
70% of front, 70% of back
Rotation Required
Uncertain
Number of Warnings / Messages Authorized to Be Displayed at Any Given Time
Length of Rotation Period
Uncertain
Analysis

Health warnings must cover at least 70% of the main front and back surfaces.

The law includes that a regulatory enactment will provide the procedures for packaging and labeling and health warnings. As of the date of this review, the regulatory enactment has not been issued.

The law meets the minimum requirements of FCTC Art. 11 in that the warnings occupy at least 30% of the two principal display areas of the package.

However, to fully align with FCTC Art. 11 and the FCTC Art. 11 Guidelines, the law should require warnings be composed of pictures and text, include a variety of messages to be displayed at any given time, and require that the warnings rotate on a regular basis.  In addition, the law should expressly require the warnings to appear on at least 50% of each principal display area.