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Last updated: May 31st 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

There is no law regulating tobacco product packaging and labeling. Although the Consumer Protection Act requires a supplier or trader of dangerous goods to place a clearly visible and prominent warning on such goods, this law is not being used to require tobacco product health warnings.

To align with best practice, as reflected in FCTC Art. 11 and the FCTC Art. 11 Guidelines, the law should require, at a minimum, large, clear, visible, legible and rotating health warnings and messages that cover more than 50% but at least 30% of the principal display areas contain pictures as well as text.

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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

There is no law regulating tobacco product packaging and labeling. Although the Consumer Protection Act requires a supplier or trader of dangerous goods to place a clearly visible and prominent warning on such goods, this law is not being used to require tobacco product health warnings.

To align with best practice, as reflected in FCTC Art. 11 and the FCTC Art. 11 Guidelines, the law should require, at a minimum, large, clear, visible, legible and rotating health warnings and messages that cover more than 50% but at least 30% of the principal display areas contain pictures as well as text.

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