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Last updated: February 27th 2019

Health Warnings/Messages Features

Type of product: Smoked Tobacco Product
Type of Warnings / Messages Required
Pictures (Photos), Pictograms (Illustrations/Cartoons), Text Warnings/Messages, Not Required, Uncertain
Location and Size of Warnings / Messages on Unit Packaging
30% of front, 90% of back, Side(s), Other (e.g., inserts, onserts, on the tobacco product, itself)
Rotation Required
Required
Number of Warnings / Messages Authorized to Be Displayed at Any Given Time
Uncentain
Length of Rotation Period
Specified 12 months
Analysis

The regulations prescribe different warnings for different smoked tobacco products as well as different warning placement requirements based on the shape of the smoked tobacco product packaging, including cigarettes, loose or pipe tobacco, and cigars.

Cigarettes must display: 1) one of five warning messages and corresponding graphics in the principal languages of Fiji that occupies 30% of the front face, 2) the same warning message and graphic occupying 90% of the back, and 3) each warning be accompanied by the words “Fiji Government Health Warning”. If the package has a flip- top, 30% of the flip-top portion must be covered by the warning statement.

Loose or pipe tobacco must display: 1) one of five warning messages and corresponding graphics in the principal languages of Fiji that occupies 30% of the front face, 2) the same warning message and graphic occupying 50% of the back, and 3) each warning be accompanied by the words “Fiji Government Health Warning”.

Cigars must display: 1) one of five warning messages and corresponding graphics in the principal languages of Fiji that occupies 30% of the front face, 2) the same warning message and graphic occupying 35% of the back, and 3) each warning be accompanied by the words “Fiji Government Health Warning”.

The law contains very specific details on the colors, type-face, and alignment of warning messages and graphics based on the various shapes of tobacco packages. These provisions align with FCTC Art. 11 and the FCTC Art. 11 Guidelines with regard to size, composition, and front and back location requirements of health warnings on smoked tobacco products.

Type of product: Smokeless Tobacco Products
Type of Warnings / Messages Required
Location and Size of Warnings / Messages on Unit Packaging
0% of front, 0% of back, Side(s), Other (e.g., inserts, onserts, on the tobacco product, itself), Uncertain
Rotation Required
Required
Number of Warnings / Messages Authorized to Be Displayed at Any Given Time
0
Length of Rotation Period
Specified
Analysis

The Tobacco Control Decree 2010 prohibits the sale, distribution, or causing to sell or distribute any tobacco products that are suitable for chewing or any other oral use.