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Last updated: September 17th 2019

Health Warnings/Messages Features

Type of product: Smoked Tobacco Product
Type of Warnings / Messages Required
Not Required
Location and Size of Warnings / Messages on Unit Packaging
Rotation Required
Not Required
Number of Warnings / Messages Authorized to Be Displayed at Any Given Time
0
Length of Rotation Period
Unspecified
Analysis
The Control of Smoking Act does not set forth any requirements for health warnings on the packaging and labeling of smoked tobacco products. To meet FCTC Art. 11, the law should require, at a minimum, large, clear, visible, legible, and rotating health warnings and messages that cover at least 30% of the principal display areas. To more fully align with FCTC Art. 11 and the FCTC Art. 11 Guidelines, the health warnings should include pictures and should cover 50% or more of the principal display areas.
Type of product: Smokeless Tobacco Products
Type of Warnings / Messages Required
Not Required
Location and Size of Warnings / Messages on Unit Packaging
Rotation Required
Not Required
Number of Warnings / Messages Authorized to Be Displayed at Any Given Time
0
Length of Rotation Period
Unspecified
Analysis
The Control of Smoking Act does not set forth any requirements for health warnings on the packaging and labeling of smokeless tobacco products. To meet FCTC Art. 11, the law should require, at a minimum, large, clear, visible, legible, and rotating health warnings and messages that cover at least 30% of the principal display areas. To more fully align with FCTC Art. 11 and the FCTC Art. 11 Guidelines, the health warnings should include pictures and should cover 50% or more of the principal display areas.