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.