The Framework Convention Alliance for Tobacco Control

Paraguay increases pictorial warnings

Paraguay is aiming for pictorial warnings to cover 60 per cent of the top of cigarette packaging front and back by 2012.

According to current world rankings, this amount of coverage will bring Paraguay into second place (tied with Mauritius), after Uruguay which has 80 per cent coverage front and back.


Paraguay will implement its warnings in three stages.

Stage one, implemented by 7 April 2010, pictorial warnings must cover the bottom 50 per cent of the package front, and the bottom 40 per cent of the package back.

Stage two, implemented by 7 April 2011, pictorial warnings must cover the bottom 50 per cent of the package front and back.

Stage three, implemented by 7 April 2012, pictorial warnings must cover the top 60 per cent of the package front and back.

Paraguay will also require a message on side panels concerning toxic emissions but with no ISO machine yield numbers included. Descriptors such as “light” and “mild” will also be prohibited.

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