More countries using large pictorial health warnings

17 Nov 2010

The report found that 39 countries/jurisdictions have required picture warnings and many more countries are in the process of doing so.

The report also found that:
•    Uruguay  has the largest warnings in the world, covering 80% of the front and back of packages.
•    While Honduras has also adopted a law to require 80% warnings, the picture-based messages have not been finalised.   
•    There are now 32 countries/jurisdictions that require warnings to cover at least 50% (on average) of the package front and back, and at least 95 requiring a minimum size (on average) of at least 30%.   

The Canadian Cancer Society prepared the report, in collaboration with the Framework Convention Alliance (FCA). The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids provided financial support for the Spanish and French translations.  

More information, and download the report here


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