People have died from tobacco-related diseases since the opening of the first FCTC working group on 28 October 1999.
- January 17, 2012
|One of the graphic warnings to be included on tobacco packages in Ireland. (c) Government of Ireland.|
Ireland is set to become the ninth European Union country to require picture warnings on tobacco packages, on 1 February 2013. It will follow Hungary, which recently announced its warnings will come into force on 1 September 2012.
The text in Ireland's warnings will be in both English and Irish.
In the EU, Ireland and Hungary join Belgium, France, Latvia, Malta, Romania, Spain and the United Kingdom in requiring picture warnings. Globally there are at least 45 jurisdictions that require warnings.
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