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Last updated: September 17th 2019

Other Packaging and Labeling Requirements

Warning requirements on unit packaging and labeling (e.g., packs)

No
Analysis

The law does not address tobacco product packaging and labeling. To meet FCTC Art. 11, the law should require warnings on unit and outside packaging and labeling.

Warning/messages required on outside packaging and labeling (e.g., cartons)

No
Analysis

The law does not address tobacco product packaging and labeling. To meet FCTC Art. 11, the law should require warnings on unit and outside packaging and labeling.

Warning texts must be in the principal language(s) of the country

No
Analysis

The law does not address tobacco product packaging and labeling. To meet FCTC Art. 11, the law should require warnings on unit and outside packaging and labeling and that the warning text is in the principal language(s) of the country.

A requirement that warnings or messages may not be placed where they may be permanently damaged or concealed when opening the pack

No
Analysis

The law does not address tobacco product packaging and labeling. To align with FCTC Art. 11 and the FCTC Art. 11 Guidelines, the law should require warnings on unit and outside packaging and labeling and that those warnings not be placed where they may be permanently damaged or concealed when opening the pack.

A requirement that tax stamps or other required markings may not be placed where they may conceal warnings or messages

No
Analysis

The law does not address tobacco product packaging and labeling. To align with FCTC Art. 11 and the FCTC Art. 11 Guidelines, the law should require warnings on unit and outside packaging and labeling and that tax stamps or other required markings not be placed where they may conceal those warnings.

A requirement to display qualitative (descriptive) constituents and emissions messages

No
Analysis

The law does not address tobacco product packaging and labeling. To align with FCTC Art. 11 and the FCTC Art. 11 Guidelines, the law should require warnings on unit and outside packaging and labeling, including qualitative (descriptive) constituents and emissions messages.

Prohibition on the display of figures for emission yields (including tar, nicotine, and carbon monoxide)

No
Analysis

The law does not address tobacco product packaging and labeling. To align with FCTC Art. 11 and the FCTC Art. 11 Guidelines, the law should require warnings on unit and outside packaging and labeling and prohibit the display of figures for emission yields.

Plain or standardized packaging

No
Analysis

The law does not address tobacco product packaging and labeling. The FCTC Art. 11 Guidelines provide that Parties should consider adopting plain packaging measures that restrict or prohibit the use of logos, colors, brand images, or other promotional information on packaging other than brand and product names displayed in a standard color and font style. Plain packaging aims to reduce the appeal of tobacco products, to increase the noticeability of health warnings, and to reduce the ability of the packaging of tobacco products to mislead consumers about the harmful effects of smoking.

Prohibition on misleading tobacco product packaging and labeling including terms, descriptors, trademarks, or figurative or other signs (e.g., logos, colors, brand images that directly create a false impression that a tobacco product is less harmful than other tobacco products)

No
Analysis

The law does not address tobacco product packaging and labeling. To meet FCTC Art. 11, the law should prohibit misleading tobacco product packaging and labeling.