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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, Side(s)
Rotation Required
Required
Number of Warnings / Messages Authorized to Be Displayed at Any Given Time
5
Length of Rotation Period
Specified - 12-24 months
Analysis

The health warning must occupy 50% of both principal display areas (PDAs) (front and back), on the lower portion of the PDA. Of this area, 40% is comprised of the text warning, written in bold Arial font, no smaller than 14-point font. Sixty percent of the area is comprised of the picture or pictogram, using separation of colors technique.

“SMOKING CAN CAUSE DEATH” must appear on one lateral side of the package in bold 10-point Arial font.

The law meets FCTC Art. 11 and the FCTC Art. 11 Guidelines with respect to size, location, and rotation.

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, Side(s)
Rotation Required
Required
Number of Warnings / Messages Authorized to Be Displayed at Any Given Time
5
Length of Rotation Period
Specified - 12-24 months
Analysis

The health warning must occupy 50% of both principal display areas (PDAs) (front and back), on the lower portion of the PDA. Of this area, 40% is comprised of the text warning, written in bold Arial font, with letter size equal to the letter size of the product identification. Sixty percent of the area is comprised of the picture or pictogram, using separation of colors technique.

“SMOKING CAN CAUSE DEATH” must appear on one lateral side of the package in bold Arial font, with letter size equal to the letter size of the product identification.

The law meets FCTC Art. 11 with respect to size, location, and rotation. However, to align with FCTC Art. 11 and the FCTC Art. 11 Guidelines, health warnings specific to smokeless tobacco products should be required on tobacco products used for chewing, sucking, or snuffing.