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Last updated: September 17th 2019

Health Warnings/Messages Features

Type of product: Smoked Tobacco Product
Type of Warnings / Messages Required
Pictures (Photos), Pictograms (Illustrations/Cartoons), Text Warnings/Messages
Location and Size of Warnings / Messages on Unit Packaging
50% of front, 50% of back
Rotation Required
Uncertain
Number of Warnings / Messages Authorized to Be Displayed at Any Given Time
Uncertain
Length of Rotation Period
Uncertain
Analysis

The law requires that health warnings must contain a picture/pictogram and text warnings that occupy at least 50% of the two principal display areas of the tobacco product package. The text warnings must be in one of the languages of Burundi, and tobacco products manufactured in Burundi must have the health warnings in Kirundi in addition to the international languages recognized in matters of commerce. The procedures for health warnings and messages are to be determined by order of the Minister of Public Health. As of the date of this review, the Minister of Public Health has not yet issued the orders.

To fully align with FCTC Art. 11 and the FCTC Art. 11 Guidelines, the law should require warnings that include a variety of messages to be displayed at any given time, and require that the warnings rotate on a regular basis.

Type of product: Smokeless Tobacco Products
Type of Warnings / Messages Required
Pictures (Photos), Pictograms (Illustrations/Cartoons), Text Warnings/Messages
Location and Size of Warnings / Messages on Unit Packaging
50% of front, 50% of back
Rotation Required
Uncertain
Number of Warnings / Messages Authorized to Be Displayed at Any Given Time
Uncertain
Length of Rotation Period
Uncertain
Analysis

The law requires that health warnings must contain a picture/pictogram and text warnings that occupy at least 50% of the two principal display areas of the tobacco product package. The text warnings must be in one of the languages of Burundi, and tobacco products manufactured in Burundi must have health warnings in Kirundi in addition to the international languages recognized in matters of commerce. The procedures for health warnings and messages are to be determined by order of the Minister of Public Health. As of the date of this review, the Minister of Public Health has not yet issued the orders.

To fully align with FCTC Art. 11 and the FCTC Art. 11 Guidelines, the law should require warnings that include a variety of messages to be displayed at any given time, and require that the warnings rotate on a regular basis.