The Framework Convention Alliance for Tobacco Control

Packaging and Labelling

Norway next for plain packs?

Norway's health minister announced on 9 February that the government will start public consultations on plain packaging of tobacco products at the end of the month.

Ireland moves towards plain packaging

Example of imagery on an Australian plain pack. (c) Gov't of Australia.Ireland has taken another step towards plain packaging, after its Cabinet approved a Bill to make all cigarette packaging standardised with health warnings.

The Public Health (Standardised Packaging of Tobacco) Bill 2013 will eliminate all branding on packs, such as logos, trademarks, colours and graphics.

Fiji finalises cigarette health warnings

Fiji will require the tobacco industry to put in place graphic health warnings that cover 30 percent of the front and 90 percent of the back of cigarette packages by July 2013.

This equals an average of 60 percent of the front and back.

English text will feature on the front while bilingual text (iTaukei and Hindi) will appear on the back of the packs. There will be five different warnings highlighting the physical effects of smoking on organs in the body.