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Last updated: May 14th 2018

Health Warnings/Messages Features

Type of product: Smoked Tobacco Product
Type of Warnings / Messages Required
Pictures (Photos), Text Warnings/Messages
Location and Size of Warnings / Messages on Unit Packaging
50% of front, 50% of back
Rotation Required
Required
Number of Warnings / Messages Authorized to Be Displayed at Any Given Time
2
Length of Rotation Period
Specified - 12 months
Analysis

The law requires all tobacco product packages to display a health warning with an accompanying graphic image occupying 50% of each of the principal display areas. A different warning and image must be displayed on each side.

There are twelve (12) authorized health warnings. Two (2) phrases and two (2) different images, as predetermined through Ministerial Resolution from the Ministry of Health, are rotated every twelve (12) months.

Cigarettes must bear the health warnings directly on the product package. Other tobacco products may bear the health warnings on labels attached to the packaging.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 11 and the FCTC Art. 11 Guidelines with respect to size, content, graphic images, and format of warnings.

Type of product: Smokeless Tobacco Products
Type of Warnings / Messages Required
Pictures (Photos), Text Warnings/Messages
Location and Size of Warnings / Messages on Unit Packaging
50% of front, 50% of back
Rotation Required
Required
Number of Warnings / Messages Authorized to Be Displayed at Any Given Time
2
Length of Rotation Period
Specified - 12 months
Analysis

Smokeless tobacco products are not common in Peru. However, because smokeless tobacco is not illegal, the provisions of the law requiring warnings on all “tobacco products” should apply to all smokeless tobacco products that exist on the market.

The law requires all tobacco product packages to display a health warning with an accompanying graphic image occupying 50% of each of the principal display areas. A different warning and image must be displayed on each side.

There are twelve (12) authorized health warnings. Two (2) phrases and two (2) different images, as predetermined through Ministerial Resolution from the Ministry of Health, are rotated every twelve (12) months.

Smokeless tobacco products may bear the health warnings on labels attached to the packaging.

To align with FCTC Art. 11 and the FCTC Art. 11 Guidelines, the content of the health warning for smokeless tobacco products should address the specific dangers of smokeless tobacco. The law aligns with FCTC Art. 11 and the FCTC Art. 11 Guidelines with respect to size, graphic images, and format of warnings.