The Framework Convention Alliance for Tobacco Control

Two EU countries finalise health warnings

ireland warnings 170112

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.

Article: Nepal package warnings lead Asia

Share This