Health Warnings/Messages Features
The law requires all packs and cartons of cigarettes and cigars to have two of four designated health warnings on their front and back. A warning stating that selling cigarettes or cigars to minors is prohibited is required on the right side of each pack or carton of cigarettes or cigars.
The law meets the minimum size requirements of FCTC Art. 11 (30%) with respect to cigarettes and cigars. However, to more fully align with FCTC Art. 11 and the FCTC Art. 11 Guidelines, the law should apply to all tobacco products. Additionally, the law should require pictorial health warnings that occupy at least 50% of each principal display area. The law should also specify how the health warnings must rotate and require updating of the messages every 12 to 36 months.