Nepal tobacco package warnings lead Asia

10 Nov 2011

On 4 November, the government’s cabinet directed that the legislation be implemented immediately. On Wednesday, the Nepal Supreme Court issued an interim order also ordering immediate implementation.

In addition, the court order gave authorities the power to seize tobacco products that do not include graphic warnings.

Uruguay currently has the largest cigarette package health warnings in the world, at 80 per cent of the package front and back. However, Australia has announced proposed warnings that would cover 75 per cent of the front, and 90 per cent of the back of the package. 

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