C2515 - Progress made in implementing Article 11

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Afghanistan the Afghanistan tobacco law which was approved by the government requires the labelling as mentioned in article 11 but the law has been changed by Tobacco importers according to the new law there will be no pictorial health warning massage on tobacco product, there will be no health warning massage in local language just there will be one massage on one of international languages but MOPH is trying to change the law to add pictorial health warnings and health warning massages in local languages pectoral and written warning messages are developed , approved by technical committee and high commission for tobacco control, these messages distributed to all relevant ministries such as Ministry of finance, commerce and culture information and interior affair pectoral and written warning messages are developed , approved by technical committee and high commission for tobacco control, these messages distributed to all relevant ministries such as Ministry of finance, commerce and culture information and interior affair and also through ministry of forign affair to all external tobacco industries to use it for tobacco product when export to Afghanistan WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Albania Report not provided Report not provided Report not provided WHO European Region
Algeria de nouvelles dispositions sur les mises en garde sanitaires sont en cours délaboration conformément à larticle 11 de nouvelles dispositions sur les mises en garde sanitaires sont en cours délaboration conformément à larticle 11 Un projet , modifiant et complétant le décret exécutif de 2004 relatif à la règlementation et la fabrication des produits du tabac en vue dintroduction de nouvelles disposition sur les mises en garde sanitaires conformément à larticle 11 WHO African Region
Andorra Report not provided Report not provided Report not provided WHO European Region
Angola Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Antigua and Barbuda This Article of the FCTC is embodied in our legislation Report not provided This Article of the FCTC is embodied in our draft legislation of which we are currently awaiting legal processing. WHO Region of the Americas
Armenia Requirements for packaging and labeling of tobacco products, tobacco product substitutes and labeling shall be established in accordance with the technical safety regulations established by the Government of the Republic of Armenia. Report not provided Report not provided WHO European Region
Australia Updates to the Tobacco Plain Packaging Act 2011 being considered as part of the current thematic review of tobacco control legislation. With effect from 1 October 2012, all tobacco products manufactured or packaged in Australia for domestic consumption were required to be in plain packaging, and with effect from 1 December 2012, all tobacco products sold, offered for sale or otherwise supplied in Australia were required to be in plain packaging (standardised packaging). Tobacco product packaging has also been required to be labelled with new, larger graphic health warnings since 1 December 2012. The Australian Government owns copyright for some but not all of the images used as graphic health warnings on tobacco product packaging in Australia. Australia grants copyright licences to other Parties for use of the images owned by the Australian Government, or where the Australian Government is permitted to sublicense the use of an externally owned image. In the case of some images not owned by the Australian Government, permission may need to be sought from an external copyright owner and may include a fee. Australia is undertaking a market research evaluation of the graphic health warnings on all tobacco products as prescribed under Australia’s Competition and Consumer (Tobacco) Information Standard 2011. The project will assess their effectiveness and identify strategies for improvement. It is anticipated that the project will be completed by 29 June 2018. With effect from 1 October 2012, all tobacco products manufactured or packaged in Australia for domestic consumption were required to be in plain packaging, and with effect from 1 December 2012, all tobacco products sold, offered for sale or otherwise supplied in Australia were required to be in plain packaging (standardised packaging). Tobacco product packaging has also been required to be labelled with new, larger graphic health warnings since 1 December 2012. In relation to questions C2511 and C2512, the Australian Government owns copyright for some but not all of the images used as graphic health warnings on tobacco product packaging in Australia. Australia grants copyright licences to other Parties for use of the images owned by the Australian Government, or where the Australian Government is permitted to sublicense the use of an externally owned image. In the case of some images not owned by the Australian Government, permission may need to be sought from an external copyright owner and may include a fee. In relation to C2513, in line with the WHO FCTC Article 11 Guidelines, Australia provides qualitative not quantitative information about constituents and emissions of tobacco products. WHO Western Pacific Region
Austria Austria finalized the transposition of the EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD II) into national law. This resulted in an amendment of the Austrian Tobacco Act (in effect since 20 May 2016) concerning the regulations of packing and labelling (combined warnings/65% on both sides of the unit packet of FMC and RYO, position at the top, health warnings on the lateral sides, some standardisation of packet shapes, no promotional elements, etc.). Austria finalized the transposition of the EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD II) into national law. This resulted in an amendment of the Austrian Tobacco Act (in effect since 20 May 2016) concerning the regulations of packing and labelling (combined warnings/65% on both sides of the unit packet of FMC and RYO, position at the top, health warnings on the lateral sides, some standardisation of packet shapes, no promotional elements, etc.). After a two years process of preparing, Austria currently is finalizing the transposition of the EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD II) into national law. This results in an amendment of the Austrian Tobacco Act (becoming effective as of 20 May 2016) concerning the regulations of packing and labelling (combined warnings/65% on both sides of the unit packet of FMC and RYO, position at the top, health warnings on the lateral sides, some standardisation of packet shapes, no promotional elements, etc.). WHO European Region
Azerbaijan Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Bahamas Report not provided Report not provided Answer not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Bahrain (Kingdom of) As Saudi Arabia implemented plain packaging, it will be soon adopted for optional implementation in other GCC Work is in the final stages to update health warnings of tobacco products, also to update packaging and labeling specifications in order to be one step closer to plain packaging. Work is in the final stages to update health warnings of tobacco products, also to update packaging and labeling specifications in order to be one step closer to plain packaging. WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Bangladesh Answer not provided According to the recent amended law, pictorial warning must be printed on all package of tobacco products at least 50% of the pack (in front and back) According to the recent amended law, pictorial warning must be printed on all package of tobacco products at least 50% of the pack (in front and back) WHO South-East Asia Region
Barbados There is progress. The Cabinet of Barbados approved the final legislative change. The law be debated in Parliament of Barbados and proclaimed. The industry has been given a 6 month grace period for implementation There is progress. The Cabinet of Barbados approved the final legislative change. The law be debated in Parliament of Barbados and proclaimed. The industry has been given a 6 month grace period for implementation There is progress. The Cabinet of Barbados has approved the final legislative change What is left to be completed is the Attorney General to issue the certificate, the final document be prepared by the Office of the Chief Parliamentary Council and the law be debated in Parliament of Barbados WHO Region of the Americas
Belarus Принят и с 15 мая 2016 года вступилт в силу технический регламент Таможенного союза "Технический регламент на табачную продукцию" (ТР ТС 035/2014).     Принят и с 15 мая 2016 года вступилт в силу технический регламент Таможенного союза "Технический регламент на табачную продукцию" (ТР ТС 035/2014).     Требования к сигаретам из табака изложены в ГОСТ 3935-2000 "Сигареты. Общие технические условия". Последние изменение к стандарту утверждено в декабре 2008 г. Регламентирующие характеристики - содержании смолы и никотина в конденсате дыма сигарет (миллиграмм на сигарету). Принят и с 15 мая 2016 года вступает в силу технический регламент Таможенного союза "Технический регламент на табачную продукцию" (ТР ТС 035/2014).     WHO European Region
Belgium La nouvelle directive européenne 2014/40/UE est dapplication depuis le 20 mai 2016. cela implique des ameliorations en matière de packaging, notamment avertissements incluant photos sur les deux faces principales des paquets de cigarettes, avertissements incluant photos sur le tabac à rouler et le tabac à chichi. Le paquet standardisé est dapplication pour les cigarettes, tabac à rouler et tabac chicha depuis le 1er janvier 2020. La nouvelle directive européenne 2014/40/UE est dapplication depuis le 20 mai 2016. cela implique des ameliorations en matière de packaging, notamment avertissements incluant photos sur les deux faces principales des paquets de cigarettes, avertissements incluant photos sur le tabac à rouler et le tabac à chichi. Answer not provided WHO European Region
Belize Currently the Bureau Standards is reviewing for implementation the Bill for Packaging and labeling of Tobacco Products. However not much progress has been made in this area. Report not provided Curently the Bureau Standards is reviweing for implementation the Bill for PAckaging and labeling of tobacco products. WHO Region of the Americas
Benin depuis 2011, Tous les paquets de cigarettes vendus au Bénin portent la mention " le tabac nuit gravement à la santé" sinon ils ne sont pas vendus au Bénin depuis 2011, Tous les paquets de cigarettes vendus au Bénin portent la mention " le tabac nuit gravement à la santé" sinon ils ne sont pas vendus au Bénin depuis 2011, Tous les paquets de cigarettes vendus au Bénin portent la mention " le tabac nuit gravement à la santé" sinon ils ne sont pas vendus au Bénin WHO African Region
Bhutan Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO South-East Asia Region
Bolivia (Plurinational State of) El 25 de mayo de 2011 se promulga la Resolución Ministerial 576 para la implementación de 7 pictogramas en el 50% inferior de ambas caras principales de todos los empaques de productos de tabaco, reemplazando las advertencias de texto implementadas el año 2009. El 25 de mayo de 2011 se promulga la Resolución Ministerial 576 para la implementación de 7 pictogramas en el 50% inferior de ambas caras principales de todos los empaques de productos de tabaco, reemplazando las advertencias de texto implementadas el año 2009. Report not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Bosnia and Herzegovina Republic of Srpska: Health warnings and labelling of tobacco products are harmonised with FCTC and covered by Ministry of Health and Social Welfare in the Government of Republic of Srpska’s bylaw. Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Botswana Packaging and labelling is not in our current Control of Smoking Act but other laws that regulate similar products are used. The Tobacco Control Bill has included article 11 as one of the major componets to be given attention. Packaging and labelling is not in our current Control of Smoking Act but other laws that regulate similar products are used. The Tobacco Control Bill has included article 11 as one of the major componets to be given attention. Report not provided WHO African Region
Brazil Research about health warning new set, specially about the pictorial health warnings set (lauched on May/2018). Implementation of new set of health warnings. In the year 2015, it was published a regulation requiring the inclusion of a new health warning on the front of packaging, occupying 30% of the front. WHO Region of the Americas
Brunei Darussalam There has been no change since 2012 when amendment to Tobacco Order, 2005 - Tobacco (Labelling) Regulations was done. In 2012, size of the pictorial health warning has been increased from 50% (front and back) to 75% (front and back). No changes since then. Report not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Bulgaria No progress has been made Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Burkina Faso Le Burkina Faso sest doté dun arrêté conjoint 2015-366/MS/MICA du 7 avril 2015 portant fixation des modalités dapplication du décret relatif au conditionnement et à létiquetage des produits du tabac. Les firmes du tabac avait jusquau 7 avril 2016 pour mettre en œuvre la mesure. Ces textes ont subis des modifications courant 2019 et ont permis la mise en oeuvre du marquage sanitaire en juillet 2020. Un guide dapposition a été élaboré et a facilité le travail. Le Burkina Faso sest doté dun arrêté conjoint 2015-366/MS/MICA du 7 avril 2015 portant fixation des modalités dapplication du décret relatif au conditionnement et à létiquetage des produits du tabac. Les firmes du tabac avait jusquau 7 avril 2016 pour mettre en œuvre la mesure. Malheureusement, le constat fait ressortir la non-application de la mesure par lindustrie du tabac exerçant dans notre pays. Le Burkina Faso sest doté dun arrêté conjoint 2015-366/MS/MICA du 7 avril 2015 portant fixation des modalités dapplication du décret relatif au conditionnement et à létiquetage des produits du tabac. Les firmes du tabac avait jusquau 7 avril 2016 pour mettre en œuvre la mesure. Malheureusement, le constat fait ressortir la non-application de la mesure par lindustrie du tabac exerçant dans notre pays. WHO African Region
Burundi Une ordonnance ministerielle no 540/291 du 24fevrier 2014 au Ministere des Finances portant determination des modalités dapplication du système de vignettes fiscales pour létiquettage de certains produits importés des produits du tabac a été élaboré et reste en vigueur jusquaujourdhui Report not provided Une ordonnance ministerielle no 540/291 du 24fevrier 2014 au Ministere des Finances portant determination des modalités dapplication du système de vignettes fiscales pour létiquettage de certains produits importés des produits du tabac a été élaboré et reste en vigueur jusquaujourdhui WHO African Region
Cabo Verde Regarding this item, there were no significant advances, only what the new law will bring. Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Cambodia Training of 490 Tobacco Inspection Officers to conduct monitoring and enforcement of Pictorial Health Warning Sub Decree. Workshops provided to local authorities. Answer not provided Report not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Cameroon Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Canada The Tobacco Products Labelling Regulations (Cigarettes and Little Cigars) (TPLR-CLC) came into force in September 2011 and defines new health-related labelling requirements for packages of cigarettes and little cigars intended for retail sale in Canada. The TPLR-CLC requires a health warning on at least 75% of the front and back panels, a qualitative toxic emissions statement on a side panel, and a health information message to be included either on the upper slide-flap, the exterior surface of the slide, or on a leaflet inserted in the package. There are 16 different health warnings which are randomly available at point of sale locations. These will effectively rotate health warnings for cigarettes and little cigars. Pre-2011, under the then labelling requirements, the toxic emissions statements had to display numerical values for six toxic emissions: tar, nicotine, carbon monoxide, formaldehyde, hydrogen cyanide and benzene. As research conducted by Health Canada had shown that the numerical values were not clearly understood by some smokers, and that most of them had little idea what the range of numbers displayed for each chemical meant, the numerical values were replaced post-2011by four text-based statements that provide clear, concise and easy to understand information about the toxic substances found in tobacco smoke. In 2018, the Tobacco and Vaping Products Act was given regulation-making powers to require that health warning labels be displayed on tobacco products themselves, e.g. on cigarettes. However, no such requirements has been implemented to date. The Tobacco Products Labelling Regulations (Cigarettes and Little Cigars) (TPLR-CLC) came into force in September 2011 and define new health-related labelling requirements for packages of cigarettes and little cigars intended for retail sale in Canada. The TPLR-CLC requires a health warning on at least 75% of the front and back panels, a qualitative toxic emissions statement on a side panel, and a health information message to be included either on the upper slide-flap, the exterior surface of the slide, or on a leaflet inserted in the package. There are 16 different health warnings which are randomly available at point of sale locations. These will effectively rotate health warnings for cigarettes and little cigars. Under the previous labelling requirements in the Tobacco Product Information Regulations, the toxic emissions statements displayed numerical values for six toxic emissions (tar, nicotine, carbon monoxide, formaldehyde, hydrogen cyanide and benzene). However, research conducted by Health Canada has shown that the numerical values were not clearly understood by some smokers and most had little idea what the range of numbers displayed for each chemical meant. Therefore, the numerical values have been replaced by four text-based statements that provide clear, concise and easy to understand information about the toxic substances found in tobacco smoke. The Tobacco Products Labelling Regulations (Cigarettes and Little Cigars) (TPLR-CLC) came into force in September 2011 and define new health-related labelling requirements for packages of cigarettes and little cigars intended for retail sale in Canada. The TPLR-CLC requires a health warning on at least 75% of the front and back panels, a qualitative toxic emissions statement on a side panel, and a health information message to be included either on the upper slide-flap, the exterior surface of the slide, or on a leaflet inserted in the package. There are 16 different health warnings which are randomly available at point of sale locations. These will effectively rotate health warnings for cigarettes and little cigars. Under the previous labelling requirements in the Tobacco Product Information Regulations, the toxic emissions statements displayed numerical values for six toxic emissions (tar, nicotine, carbon monoxide, formaldehyde, hydrogen cyanide and benzene). However, research conducted by Health Canada has shown that the numerical values were not clearly understood by some smokers and most had little idea what the range of numbers displayed for each chemical meant. Therefore, the numerical values have been replaced by four text-based statements that provide clear, concise and easy to understand information about the toxic substances found in tobacco smoke. WHO Region of the Americas
Central African Republic Report not provided Report not provided Report not provided WHO African Region
Chad - adoption de larrêté 039 portant conditionnement et étiquetage des produits de tabac au Tchad depuis 2015$ - évaluation dimpact de la mise en œuvre de la première phase en 2017 et -une phase de sélection des images pour la rotation des images en cours - adoption de larrêté 039 portant conditionnement et étiquetage des produits de tabac au Tchad depuis 2015$ - évaluation dimpact de la mise en œuvre de la première phase en 2017 et -une phase de sélection des images pour la rotation des images en cours Report not provided WHO African Region
Chile Se ha implementado esta directriz en forma sistemática variando las imágenes en un lapso que va entre los 12 y los 24 meses, de acuerdo a la legislación vigente. Se mantiene incorporados en esta exigencia la venta de los productos en zona franca Actualmente se encuentra en segundo trámite constitucional un proyecto de ley que amplia la normativa sobre empaquetado de productos de tabaco, incorporando el empaquetado genérico. Se espera que prontamente se retome la discusión y tramitación del proyecto. Se ha implementado esta directriz en forma sistemática variando las imágenes en un lapso que va entre los 12 y los 24 meses, de acuerdo a la legislación vigente. Se mantiene incorporados en esta exigencia la venta de los productos en zona franca Se ha implementado esta directriz en forma sistemática variando las imágenes en un lapso que va entre los 12 y los 24 meses. Se mantiene incorporados en esta exigencia la venta de los productos en zona franca WHO Region of the Americas
China 国家烟草局严格执行《中华人民共和国境内卷烟包装标识的规定》,对市场销售烟草制品的包装和标签开展符合性审查和监测,确保警语和信息明确、醒目和清晰。 自2016年10月1日起《中华人民共和国境内卷烟包装标识的规定》正式施行,进一步强化了卷烟包装的健康警示效果。一是增加警语内容和数量(增加3条警语,分别是“请勿在禁烟场所吸烟”、“劝阻青少年吸烟”和“禁止中小学生吸烟”);二是增加警告主体;三是进一步扩大警语区面积、加大警语字体、增强颜色对比度(即:(1)卷烟盒包的字体高度由现行的不小于4.0毫米加大到不小于4.5毫米、加大幅度为12.5%,卷烟条包的字体高度由现行的6.5毫米加大到不小于7.0毫米,加大幅度为7.7%;(2)警语区域所占面积由现行的不应小于所在面的30%扩大到不应小于35%,扩大幅度为16.7%; (3)警语字体与警语区背景色差值由△Eab≥30增强到△Eab≥40,增强幅度为33.3%)。 Answer not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Colombia La Ley 1335 de 2009, estableció en su Capítulo III, las disposiciones relativas a la publicidad y empaquetado de productos de tabaco y sus derivados: "Artículo 13. Empaquetado y etiquetado. El empaquetado y etiquetado de productos de tabaco o sus derivados no podrán a) ser dirigidos a menores de edad o ser especialmente atractivos para estos; b) sugerir que fumar contribuye al éxito atlético o deportivo, la popularidad, al éxito profesional o al éxito sexual; c) contener publicidad falsa o engañosa recurriendo a expresiones tales como cigarrillos “suaves”, “ligeros”, “light”, “Mild”, o “bajo en alquitrán, nicotina y monóxido de carbono. Parágrafo 1°. En todos los productos de cigarrillo, tabaco y sus derivados, se deberá expresar clara e inequívocamente, en la imagen o en el texto, según sea el caso y de manera rotativa y concurrente frases de advertencia y pictogramas, cuya rotación se hará como mínimo anualmente, según la reglamentación que expida el Ministerio de la Protección Social". Conforme a esta normativa, el entonces Ministerio de la Protección Social (hoy Ministerio de Salud y Protección Social) expidió la Resolución 3961 de 2009, que tiene por objeto establecer las disposiciones a través de las cuales se señalan los requisitos que deben cumplir el empaquetado y etiquetado de todos los productos de tabaco y sus derivados que se comercializan en el territorio nacional. En esta Resolución, se establece la obligación de inclusión de advertencias y pictogramas en todos los productos de cigarrillo, tabaco y sus derivados. De igual manera, define las características de las frases de advertencias y pictogramas, las prohibiciones en el empaquetado y etiquetado, y mecanismo por el cual el Ministerio de Salud y Protección Social determinará las frases de advertencia y los pictogramas para cada periodo. El Ministerio de Salud y Protección Social elabora y aprueba las advertencias sanitarias aplicables a los envases de productos de tabaco: en el marco de la Resolución 001309 del 31 de mayo de 2012, en el Comité de Etiquetado y Empaquetado de productos del tabaco y sus derivados, el Ministerio revisa y analiza las simulaciones del empaquetado y etiquetado de los productos de tabaco, en lo que respecta a las advertencias sanitarias y a la prohibición total de cualquier tipo de publicidad, promoción y patrocinio de productos de tabaco. Este control previo (antes de que los productos entren al mercado), garantiza la aplicación de lo establecido en la Ley 1335/2009 y la Resolución 003961 de 2009. Derivado de la aplicación de este procedimiento de evaluación, en el que se ha venido retirando frases y elementos pictográficos promocionales de los empaques de este producto (como parte de la evaluación integral), la Nación-Ministerio de Salud ha sido objeto de múltiples demandas por parte de la industria del tabaco (Acción de Nulidad y Restablecimiento del Derecho Proceso Demandante British American Tobacco. Tribunal Administrativo de Cundinamarca). En la actualidad el estado de estos procesos ha establecido la coherencia en el actuar del Ministerio de Salud y la efectiva implementación de este artículo en conjunto con el artículo 13 del CMCT. Ahora bien, cuando los productos se comercializan en el mercado colombiano, de acuerdo con el Artículo 34 de la Ley 1335/2009, dos autoridades nacionales tienen la obligación de supervisar la implementación de medidas de empaquetado y etiquetado. Por una parte, la Dirección de Impuestos y Aduanas Nacionales (DIAN), con arreglo a sus competencias, realiza verificaciones en el puerto. Por su lado, la Superintendencia de Industria y Comercio (SIC) lleva a cabo la verificación y control en lo que respecta al etiquetado y empaquetado de productos de tabaco. En efecto, acorde con lo dispuesto en la Ley, le corresponde a la SIC, además de garantizar el cumplimiento de la prohibición total de publicidad, promoción y patrocinio de productos de tabaco, verifica que los productos de tabaco, ya en el mercado: – No se dirijan a menores de edad, así como tampoco sean especialmente atractivos para esta población. – No se sugiera que fumar contribuye al éxito atlético o deportivo, la popularidad, al éxito profesional o al éxito sexual. – No contengan publicidad falsa o engañosa recurriendo a expresiones tales como: cigarrillos “suaves”, “ligeros”, “light”, “Mild”, o “bajo en alquitrán, nicotina y monóxido de carbono”. Contengan los pictogramas y las advertencias sanitarias vigentes. A partir del año 2016, el Ministerio de Salud y Protección Social incluye dentro de su Sistema Integrado de Gestión, un procedimiento interno para la evaluación integral del etiquetado y empaquetado de productos de tabaco y sus derivados. Ver https://intranet.minsalud.gov.co/Sistema-integrado/Mapa-de-procesos/Documentosmapa/GIPP03_%20Evaluacion_integral_del_etiquetado_empacado_productos_de_tabaco.pdf Así mismo, se cuenta con un manual para el diseño de las advertencias sanitarias, elaborado en el marco de un Convenio Interadministrativo con la Universidad Nacional de Colombia y el cual permite cumplir con la rotación anual de las advertencias sanitarias. Desde el año 2018 se han incluido 3 advertencias sanitarias especificas para los productos de tabaco calentado. Rondas de advertencias sanitarias 2010 a 2020 Véase Anexo 14 La Ley 1335 de 2009, estableció en su Capítulo III, las disposiciones relativas a la publicidad y empaquetado de productos de tabaco y sus derivados: "Artículo 13. Empaquetado y etiquetado. El empaquetado y etiquetado de productos de tabaco o sus derivados no podrán a) ser dirigidos a menores de edad o ser especialmente atractivos para estos; b) sugerir que fumar contribuye al éxito atlético o deportivo, la popularidad, al éxito profesional o al éxito sexual; c) contener publicidad falsa o engañosa recurriendo a expresiones tales como cigarrillos “suaves”, “ligeros”, “light”, “Mild”, o “bajo en alquitrán, nicotina y monóxido de carbono. Parágrafo 1°. En todos los productos de cigarrillo, tabaco y sus derivados, se deberá expresar clara e inequívocamente, en la imagen o en el texto, según sea el caso y de manera rotativa y concurrente frases de advertencia y pictogramas, cuya rotación se hará como mínimo anualmente, según la reglamentación que expida el Ministerio de la Protección Social". Conforme a esta normativa, el entonces Ministerio de la Protección Social (hoy Ministerio de Salud y Protección Social) expidió la Resolución 3961 de 2009, que tiene por objeto establecer las disposiciones a través de las cuales se señalan los requisitos que deben cumplir el empaquetado y etiquetado de todos los productos de tabaco y sus derivados que se comercializan en el territorio nacional. En esta Resolución, se establece la obligación de inclusión de advertencias y pictogramas en todos los productos de cigarrillo, tabaco y sus derivados. De igual manera, define las características de las frases de advertencias y pictogramas, las prohibiciones en el empaquetado y etiquetado, y mecanismo por el cual el Ministerio de Salud y Protección Social determinará las frases de advertencia y los pictogramas para cada periodo. El Ministerio de Salud y Protección Social elabora y aprueba las advertencias sanitarias aplicables a los envases de productos de tabaco: en el marco de la Resolución 001309 del 31 de mayo de 2012, en el Comité de Etiquetado y Empaquetado de productos del tabaco y sus derivados, el Ministerio revisa y analiza las simulaciones del empaquetado y etiquetado de los productos de tabaco, en lo que respecta a las advertencias sanitarias y a la prohibición total de cualquier tipo de publicidad, promoción y patrocinio de productos de tabaco. Este control previo (antes de que los productos entren al mercado), garantiza la aplicación de lo establecido en la Ley 1335/2009 y la Resolución 003961 de 2009. Derivado de la aplicación de este procedimiento de evaluación, en el que se ha venido retirando frases y elementos pictográficos promocionales de los empaques de este producto (como parte de la evaluación integral), la Nación-Ministerio de Salud ha sido objeto de múltiples demandas por parte de la industria del tabaco (Acción de Nulidad y Restablecimiento del Derecho Proceso Demandante British American Tobacco. Tribunal Administrativo de Cundinamarca). En la actualidad el estado de estos procesos ha establecido la coherencia en el actuar del Ministerio de Salud y la efectiva implementación de este artículo en conjunto con el artículo 13 del CMCT. Ahora bien, cuando los productos se comercializan en el mercado colombiano, de acuerdo con el Artículo 34 de la Ley 1335/2009, dos autoridades nacionales tienen la obligación de supervisar la implementación de medidas de empaquetado y etiquetado. Por una parte, la Dirección de Impuestos y Aduanas Nacionales (DIAN), con arreglo a sus competencias, realiza verificaciones en el puerto. Por su lado, la Superintendencia de Industria y Comercio (SIC) lleva a cabo la verificación y control en lo que respecta al etiquetado y empaquetado de productos de tabaco. En efecto, acorde con lo dispuesto en la Ley, le corresponde a la SIC, además de garantizar el cumplimiento de la prohibición total de publicidad, promoción y patrocinio de productos de tabaco, verifica que los productos de tabaco, ya en el mercado: – No se dirijan a menores de edad, así como tampoco sean especialmente atractivos para esta población. – No se sugiera que fumar contribuye al éxito atlético o deportivo, la popularidad, al éxito profesional o al éxito sexual. – No contengan publicidad falsa o engañosa recurriendo a expresiones tales como: cigarrillos “suaves”, “ligeros”, “light”, “Mild”, o “bajo en alquitrán, nicotina y monóxido de carbono”. Contengan los pictogramas y las advertencias sanitarias vigentes. En lo que respecta al incumplimiento de las medidas relativas al empaquetado y etiquetado establecidas por la Ley, el Artículo 25 de la Ley 1335/2009 establece sanciones pecuniarias. En efecto, la Superintendencia de Industria y Comercio ha adelantado procesos administrativos sancionatorios ante los hallazgos realizados en ejercicio de sus funciones de inspección, vigilancia y control, imponiendo sanciones por $2.024.177.500 de pesos colombianos. En curso existen varias investigaciones, y en recientes procedimientos de inspección y vigilancia se encontraron establecimientos con posibles incumplimientos de la Ley 1335 de 2009. Para acceder a las diferentes rondas de advertencias sanitarias, por favor consultar el siguiente link: https://www.minsalud.gov.co/sites/rid/paginas/freesearchresults.aspx?k=advertencias%20sanitarias&scope=Todos La Ley 1335 de 2009, estableció en su Capítulo III, las disposiciones relativas a la publicidad y empaquetado de productos de tabaco y sus derivados: "Artículo 13. Empaquetado y etiquetado. El empaquetado y etiquetado de productos de tabaco o sus derivados no podrán a) ser dirigidos a menores de edad o ser especialmente atractivos para estos; b) sugerir que fumar contribuye al éxito atlético o deportivo, la popularidad, al éxito profesional o al éxito sexual; c) contener publicidad falsa o engañosa recurriendo a expresiones tales como cigarrillos “suaves”, “ligeros”, “light”, “Mild”, o “bajo en alquitrán, nicotina y monóxido de carbono. Parágrafo 1°. En todos los productos de cigarrillo, tabaco y sus derivados, se deberá expresar clara e inequívocamente, en la imagen o en el texto, según sea el caso y de manera rotativa y concurrente frases de advertencia y pictogramas, cuya rotación se hará como mínimo anualmente, según la reglamentación que expida el Ministerio de la Protección Social". Conforme a esta normativa, el entonces Ministerio de la Protección Social (hoy Ministerio de Salud y Protección Social) expidió la Resolución 3961 de 2009, que tiene por objeto establecer las disposiciones a través de las cuales se señalan los requisitos que deben cumplir el empaquetado y etiquetado de todos los productos de tabaco y sus derivados que se comercializan en el territorio nacional. En esta Resolución, se establece la obligación de inclusión de advertencias y pictogramas en todos los productos de cigarrillo, tabaco y sus derivados. De igual manera, define las características de las frases de advertencias y pictogramas, las prohibiciones en el empaquetado y etiquetado, y mecanismo por el cual el Ministerio de Salud y Protección Social determinará las frases de advertencia y los pictogramas para cada periodo. El Ministerio de Salud y Protección Social elabora y aprueba las advertencias sanitarias aplicables a los envases de productos de tabaco: en el marco de la Resolución 001309 del 31 de mayo de 2012, en el Comité de Etiquetado y Empaquetado de productos del tabaco y sus derivados, el Ministerio revisa y analiza las simulaciones del empaquetado y etiquetado de los productos de tabaco, en lo que respecta a las advertencias sanitarias y a la prohibición total de cualquier tipo de publicidad, promoción y patrocinio de productos de tabaco. Este control previo (antes de que los productos entren al mercado), garantiza la aplicación de lo establecido en la Ley 1335/2009 y la Resolución 003961 de 2009. Derivado de la aplicación de este procedimiento de evaluación, en el que se ha venido retirando frases y elementos pictográficos promocionales de los empaques de este producto (como parte de la evaluación integral), la Nación-Ministerio de Salud ha sido objeto de múltiples demandas por parte de la industria del tabaco (Acción de Nulidad y Restablecimiento del Derecho Proceso Demandante British American Tobacco. Tribunal Administrativo de Cundinamarca). En la actualidad el estado de estos procesos ha establecido la coherencia en el actuar del Ministerio de Salud y la efectiva implementación de este artículo en conjunto con el artículo 13 del CMCT. Ahora bien, cuando los productos se comercializan en el mercado colombiano, de acuerdo con el Artículo 34 de la Ley 1335/2009, dos autoridades nacionales tienen la obligación de supervisar la implementación de medidas de empaquetado y etiquetado. Por una parte, la Dirección de Impuestos y Aduanas Nacionales (DIAN), con arreglo a sus competencias, realiza verificaciones en el puerto. Por su lado, la Superintendencia de Industria y Comercio (SIC) lleva a cabo la verificación y control en lo que respecta al etiquetado y empaquetado de productos de tabaco. En efecto, acorde con lo dispuesto en la Ley, le corresponde a la SIC, además de garantizar el cumplimiento de la prohibición total de publicidad, promoción y patrocinio de productos de tabaco, verifica que los productos de tabaco, ya en el mercado: – No se dirijan a menores de edad, así como tampoco sean especialmente atractivos para esta población. – No se sugiera que fumar contribuye al éxito atlético o deportivo, la popularidad, al éxito profesional o al éxito sexual. – No contengan publicidad falsa o engañosa recurriendo a expresiones tales como: cigarrillos “suaves”, “ligeros”, “light”, “Mild”, o “bajo en alquitrán, nicotina y monóxido de carbono”. Contengan los pictogramas y las advertencias sanitarias vigentes. En lo que respecta al incumplimiento de las medidas relativas al empaquetado y etiquetado establecidas por la Ley, el Artículo 25 de la Ley 1335/2009 establece sanciones pecuniarias. WHO Region of the Americas
Comoros Answer not provided Answer not provided Report not provided WHO African Region
Congo Les progrès accomplies ne sont pas énormes par manque de larrêté bien que nous avons eu les textes d application de la loi relative à la lutte antitabac. Néanmoins nous pouvons parler du bocage de la fabrication de la cigarette par notre usine SIAT qui déplore le manque des textes d application de la loi dans lesquels toutes les informations de l article 11 de la CCLAT sy trouvent. Report not provided Les progrès accomplies ne sont pas énormes par manque des textes dapplication de la loi relative à la lutte antitabac. Néanmoins nous pouvons parler du bocage de la fabrication de la cigarette par notre usine SIAT qui déplore le manque des textes dapplication de la loi dans lesquels toutes les informations de larticle 11 de la CCLAT sy trouvent. WHO African Region
Cook Islands No change since the last report. No change since the last report. No change since the last report. WHO Western Pacific Region
Costa Rica -Se definió en el año 2019 la "5ta Campaña de Advertencias Sanitarias de Productos de Tabaco". A través de la coordinación intersectorial con la Dirección de Aduanas del Ministerio de Hacienda, Policía de Control Fiscal y Dirección de Inteligencia de la Fuerza Pública, se han efectuado operativos conjuntos con el fin de decomisar todo producto de tabaco que no cumpla con el etiquetado de acuerdo a lo dispuesto en la Ley 9028. A través de la coordinación intersectorial con el Ministerio de Hacienda: Dirección de Aduanas, Policía de Control Fiscal y Dirección de Inteligencia de la Fuerza Pública se han efectuado operativos conjuntos con el fin de decomisar todo producto de tabaco que no cumpla con el etiquetado de acuerdo a lo dispuesto en la Ley General de Control de Tabaco y sus Efectos Nocivos en la Salud Pública (Ley 9028). WHO Region of the Americas
Côte d'Ivoire Les articles 6 et 11 de la Loi N°2019-676 du 23 juillet 2019 font état des mises en garde sanitaires dont les modalités de mise en application doivent être fixées par voie réglementaire. Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Croatia Croatia has transposed the Directive 2014/40/EU into the national law. and so all the articles regarding Packaging and labelling of tobacco Products. Croatia has transposed the Directive 2014/40/EU into the national law. and so all the articles regarding Packaging and labelling of tobacco Products. Croatia is in transitional phase in regard to Packaging and labelling of tobacco Products due to transposing the Directive 2014/40/EU into the national law. WHO European Region
Cyprus Through the Legislation of 2017 there are pictograms on the 65% of the surface area of the packaging. There is also a "quit-line" number on the packaging. Through the Legislation of 2017 there are pictograms on the 65% of the surface area of the packaging. There is also a "quitline" number on the packaging. Pending the new legislation, there will be pictograms in 65% of the surface area of the packaging. There will also be a "quitline" number on the packaging. WHO European Region
Czech Republic Act No. 110/1997 Coll. on Foodstuffs and Tobacco Products, on the amendment and additions to some related acts, as amended subsequently, and related decree No. 261/2016 Coll., on tobacco products, apply. The revision of the mentioned law was finished in 2016. Main reason was the transposition of Directive 2014/40/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 3 April 2014 on the approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States concerning the manufacture, presentation and sale of tobacco and related products and repealing Directive 2001/37/EC, to the national law. The Directive includes among others provisions regarding regulation of tobacco packaging and labelling. For example combined health warnings on tobacco products are after the transposition required. Act No. 110/1997 Coll. on Foodstuffs and Tobacco Products, on the amendment and additions to some related acts, as amended subsequently, and related decree No. 261/2016 Coll., on tobacco products, apply. This is a national law implementing the current EU Tobacco Products Directive (Directive 2014/40/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 3 April 2014 on the approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States concerning the manufacture, presentation and sale of tobacco and related products and repealing Directive 2001/37/EC), which has been revised accordingly following the transposition of the Directive. Transposition process of the Directive to the aforementioned law was finished in 2016. The Directive, inter alia, provisions regarding regulation of tobacco packaging and labelling. For example combined health warnings on tobacco products are after the transposition required. Act No. 110/1997 Coll. on Foodstuffs and Tobacco Products, on the amendment and additions to some related acts, as amended subsequently, and Decree No. 344/2003 Coll. stipulating the requirements for tobacco products, as amended by Decree No. 316/2012 Coll. apply. They implement the EU Tobacco Products Directive (2001/37/EC). Since 2015 revision of the mentioned law has been under way. Main reason is transposition of Directive 2014/40/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 3 April 2014 on the approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States concerning the manufacture, presentation and sale of tobacco and related products and repealing Directive 2001/37/EC, to the national law. The Directive includes among others provisions regarding regulation of Packaging and labelling of tobacco products. Draft bill is currently negotiated in the Senate of the Parliament of the Czech Republic. WHO European Region
Democratic People's Republic of Korea Tobacco Control Law DPR Korea prohibits production and sale of any tobacco products if there is no text health warning (in local language) label covering over 30% of packing. In addition, the package should include the information on amount of nictotine, tar, and carbon monoxide discharged from tobacco smoke. MoPH is planning multi-sectoral workshops for introduction of pictorial health warning on tobacco products. Tobacco Control Law DPR Korea prohibits production and sale of any tobacco products if there is no text health warning (in local language) label covering over 30% of packing. In addition, the package should include the information on amount of nictotine, tar, and carbon monoxide discharged from tobacco smoke. Report not provided WHO South-East Asia Region
Democratic Republic of the Congo Les mesures dapplication de la loi-cadre de la santé publique vont permettre avec efficacité lapplication de cet aarticle 11. Pas de proges Rien na changé dépuis 2 ans. WHO African Region
Denmark We have not changed the requirements regarding health warnings etc. since submission of our last report. Our national regulation is based on the EU Tobacco Products Directive (2014/40/EU). In December 2019, the Danish Government and a majority of the political parties in Parliament agreed on a national action plan targeting tobacco use among children and young people. One initiative is plain packaging. The Bill implementing the national action plan will we introduced in 2020. Answer not provided In accordance with the new Tobacco Product Directive new requirements will be put in place by May 20th 2016. WHO European Region
Djibouti Bien que la législation le prévoit, les paquets de chicha nappliquaent pas lart.11 Les mesures seront appliquées avant la fin 2016. Bien que la législation le prévoit, les paquets de chicha nappliquaent pas lart.11 Les mesures seront appliquées avant la fin 2016. Bien que la législation le prévoit, les paquets de chicha nappliquaent pas lart.11 Les mesures seront appliquées avant la fin 2016. WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Dominica Report not provided Report not provided Answer not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Ecuador La autoridad sanitaria nacional, el Ministerio de Salud Pública, de acuerdo a lo estipulado en la LORCT en el artículo 18 y en el artículo 11 del CMCT, realiza cada año, desde el 2012, las advertencias sanitarias para empaquetados de productos de tabaco de manera rotativa y rotatoriamente. En los dos últimos años se ha realizado la VII (2018-2019) y la VIII (2019-2020) ronda de advertencias sanitarias. Las advertencias de la VIII ronda puede ser descargadas del siguiente enlace: https://www.salud.gob.ec/viii-ronda-de-advertencias-sanitarias-para-envases-de-productos-de-tabaco/ La autoridad sanitaria nacional, el Ministerio de Salud Pública, de acuerdo a lo estipulado en la LORCT en el artículo 18 y en el artículo 11 del CMCT, realiza cada año, desde el 2012, las advertencias sanitarias para empaquetados de productos de tabaco de manera rotativa y rotatoriamente. En los dos últimos años se ha realizado la V (2016-2017) y la VI (2017-2018) ronda de advertencias sanitarias. A pesar de que en la III ronda se incorporó por primera vez la inclusión de un caso real para los pictogramas de estas advertencias, es a partir de la V ronda que se comienza a incluir principalmente casos reales en las advertencias sanitarias, presentando cuatro casos de personas que han padecido enfermedades a causa del consumo de tabaco en Ecuador, de las seis advertencias que salieron. En la siguiente ronda de advertencias, la VI ronda, todos las advertencias sanitarias incluyeron casos reales. Adicionalmente, en el 2016 se realizó la "Encuesta de percepción de la III ronda de advertencias sanitarias para envases de productos de tabaco”. La Autoridad Sanitaria Nacional es la encargada de elaborar las advertencias sanitarias con pictograma. Conforme se han ido elaborando las rondas de advertencias sanitarias se han ido mejorando las temáticas escogidas, así como las imágenes elaboradas. En este aspecto, al haber varias rondas de advertencias sanitarias, se han realizado las encuestas de percepción de las rondas, para poder visualizar el impacto de cada ronda en la población ecuatoriana y en base a los resultados mejorar las siguientes. La III ronda incluyó un caso real de una persona afectada por el consumo de tabaco, así como una fotografía donada por un hospital especializado en atención a personas con cáncer de un caso real de cáncer a la lengua. WHO Region of the Americas
Egypt يتم تسليم شركات التبغ ٤ صور تحذيره لفتره عامين ثم يتم تغييرهم و تحمل التحذيرات صورة و نص كتابي و رقم الخط الساخن للمساعده علي الاقلاع و يغطي التحذير مساحه ٥٠٪ من واجهتي العلبة يتم تسليم شركات التبغ ٤ صور تحذيره لفتره عامين ثم يتم تغييرهم و تحمل التحذيرات صورة و نص كتابي و رقم الخط الساخن للمساعده علي الاقلاع و يغطي التحذير مساحه ٥٠٪ من واجهتي العلبة يتم تسليم شركات التبغ ٤ صور تحذيره لفتره عامين ثم يتم تغييرهم و تحمل التحذيرات صورة و نص كتابي و رقم الخط الساخن للمساعده علي الاقلاع و يغطي التحذير مساحه ٥٠٪ من واجهتي العلبة WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
El Salvador Reglamento de la Ley para el Control del Tabaco. Decreto Ejecutivo No. 63, de fecha 29 de mayo de 2015, publicado en el Diario Oficial No. 101, Tomo 407, de fecha 5 de junio de 2015. Capítulo III. Advertencias sanitarias. Cracterísticas. Art. 9.· Todo envase primario y secundario destinado a la comercialización y distribución de productos de tabaco y derivados, debe contener una clara y precisa advertencia de los efectos nocivos que para la salud de las personas, implica su consumo o exposición al humo del tabaco y de los componentes pertinentes del mismo. Las advertencias sanitarias que expresen los efectos nocivos para la salud de las personas, tendrán las siguientes características: a) Su tamaño debe ocupar el 50% o más de las superficies en ambas /caras principales expuestas de cada envase primario y secundario. b) Estar compuesta de mensajes con texto en castellano, imágenes y pictogramas claros, visibles y legibles. c) Se utilizarán no menos de diez advertencias sanitarias, imágenes y pictogramas combinados por pares diferentes para cada envase primario y secundario. No se permitirán advertencias similares en ambas caras. d) La rotación de las advertencias será de dos años, luego de las cua1es el MINSAL autorizará sustituirlas por dos años más; en caso de renovación, la parte interesada deberá justificar técnicamente su petición. Si al entrar en vigencia un nuevo lote de advertencia sanitaria quedaran saldos en bodega con la advertencia anterior, para su comercialización y distribución se deberá solicitar autorización por escrito al MINSAL y ésta no podrá ser superior de tres meses. e) Prohíbase el uso de mensajes de manera falsa, equívoca, engañosa, que pueda inducir al consumo o error con respecto a sus características, efectos nocivos para la salud, riesgos, emisiones, símbolos, signos figurativos y términos u otra clase que tengan el efecto directo o indirecto de crear la falsa impresión de que un determinado producto de tabaco es menos nocivo que otros, tales como "con bajo contenido de alquitrán", "ligeros", "ultra ligeros" o "suaves"; entre otros. El MINSAL exigirá que las advertencias sanitarias figuren en todos los envases primarios y secundarios de productos de tabaco y derivados y no podrá, en ningún caso, ser removible. Toda leyenda, información, características o cualquier otro tipo de texto impreso en los empaques de productos de tabaco y sus derivados, en todo momento, debe ser visible y en idioma castellano. Reglamento de la Ley para el Control del Tabaco. Decreto Ejecutivo No. 63, de fecha 29 de mayo de 2015, publicado en el Diario Oficial No. 101, Tomo 407, de fecha 5 de junio de 2015. Capítulo III. Advertencias sanitarias. Cracterísticas. Art. 9.· Todo envase primario y secundario destinado a la comercialización y distribución de productos de tabaco y derivados, debe contener una clara y precisa advertencia de los efectos nocivos que para la salud de las personas, implica su consumo o exposición al humo del tabaco y de los componentes pertinentes del mismo. Las advertencias sanitarias que expresen los efectos nocivos para la salud de las personas, tendrán las siguientes características: a) Su tamaño debe ocupar el 50% o más de las superficies en ambas /caras principales expuestas de cada envase primario y secundario. b) Estar compuesta de mensajes con texto en castellano, imágenes y pictogramas claros, visibles y legibles. c) Se utilizarán no menos de diez advertencias sanitarias, imágenes y pictogramas combinados por pares diferentes para cada envase primario y secundario. No se permitirán advertencias similares en ambas caras. d) La rotación de las advertencias será de dos años, luego de las cua1es el MINSAL autorizará sustituirlas por dos años más; en caso de renovación, la parte interesada deberá justificar técnicamente su petición. Si al entrar en vigencia un nuevo lote de advertencia sanitaria quedaran saldos en bodega con la advertencia anterior, para su comercialización y distribución se deberá solicitar autorización por escrito al MINSAL y ésta no podrá ser superior de tres meses. e) Prohíbase el uso de mensajes de manera falsa, equívoca, engañosa, que pueda inducir al consumo o error con respecto a sus características, efectos nocivos para la salud, riesgos, emisiones, símbolos, signos figurativos y términos u otra clase que tengan el efecto directo o indirecto de crear la falsa impresión de que un determinado producto de tabaco es menos nocivo que otros, tales como "con bajo contenido de alquitrán", "ligeros", "ultra ligeros" o "suaves"; entre otros. El MINSAL exigirá que las advertencias sanitarias figuren en todos los envases primarios y secundarios de productos de tabaco y derivados y no podrá, en ningún caso, ser removible. Toda leyenda, información, características o cualquier otro tipo de texto impreso en los empaques de productos de tabaco y sus derivados, en todo momento, debe ser visible y en idioma castellano. Reglamento de la Ley para el Control del Tabaco. Decreto Ejecutivo No. 63, de fecha 29 de mayo de 2015, publicado en el Diario Oficial No. 101, Tomo 407, de fecha 5 de junio de 2015. Capítulo III. Advertencias sanitarias. Cracterísticas. Art. 9.· Todo envase primario y secundario destinado a la comercialización y distribución de productos de tabaco y derivados, debe contener una clara y precisa advertencia de los efectos nocivos que para la salud de las personas, implica su consumo o exposición al humo del tabaco y de los componentes pertinentes del mismo. Las advertencias sanitarias que expresen los efectos nocivos para la salud de las personas, tendrán las siguientes características: a) Su tamaño debe ocupar el 50% o más de las superficies en ambas /caras principales expuestas de cada envase primario y secundario. b) Estar compuesta de mensajes con texto en castellano, imágenes y pictogramas claros, visibles y legibles. c) Se utilizarán no menos de diez advertencias sanitarias, imágenes y pictogramas combinados por pares diferentes para cada envase primario y secundario. No se permitirán advertencias similares en ambas caras. d) La rotación de las advertencias será de dos años, luego de las cua1es el MINSAL autorizará sustituirlas por dos años más; en caso de renovación, la parte interesada deberá justificar técnicamente su petición. Si al entrar en vigencia un nuevo lote de advertencia sanitaria quedaran saldos en bodega con la advertencia anterior, para su comercialización y distribución se deberá solicitar autorización por escrito al MINSAL y ésta no podrá ser superior de tres meses. e) Prohíbase el uso de mensajes de manera falsa, equívoca, engañosa, que pueda inducir al consumo o error con respecto a sus características, efectos nocivos para la salud, riesgos, emisiones, símbolos, signos figurativos y términos u otra clase que tengan el efecto directo o indirecto de crear la falsa impresión de que un determinado producto de tabaco es menos nocivo que otros, tales como "con bajo contenido de alquitrán", "ligeros", "ultra ligeros" o "suaves"; entre otros. El MINSAL exigirá que las advertencias sanitarias figuren en todos los envases primarios y secundarios de productos de tabaco y derivados y no podrá, en ningún caso, ser removible. Toda leyenda, información, características o cualquier otro tipo de texto impreso en los empaques de productos de tabaco y sus derivados, en todo momento, debe ser visible y en idioma castellano. WHO Region of the Americas
Equatorial Guinea NO EXISTE UNA LEY NO EXISTE UNA LEY NO EXISTE UNA LEY WHO African Region
Estonia With the transposition of the Directive 2014/40/EL the use of combined health warnings has been made obligatory on cigarette, roll your own tobacco and water-pipe tobacco packages and also the labelling with health warnings the other tobacco products. With the transposition of the Directive 2014/40/EL the use of combined health warnings has been made obligatory on cigarette, roll your own tobacco and water-pipe tobacco packages and also the labelling with health warnings the other tobacco products. With the transposition of the Directive 2014/40/EL the use of combined health warnings has been made obligatory on cigarette, roll your own tobacco and water-pipe tobacco packages and also the labelling with health warnings the other tobacco products. WHO European Region
Eswatini Report not provided Report not provided Tobacco is not produced in Swaziland, but imported. WHO African Region
Ethiopia Report not provided Report not provided Report not provided WHO African Region
European Union Directive 2014/40/EU governing the manufacture, presentation and sale of tobacco and related products entered into force on 20 May 2014. Member States have transposed it by May 20, 2016. The Directive requires that combined (picture and text) health warnings appear on packages of cigarette and roll-your-own tobacco packages covering 65% of the front and back. These shall be positioned at the top of the pack. The Directive replaces the information on TNCO with an information message that tobacco contains over 70 substances known to cause cancer. The Directive also sets minimum dimensions for warnings and thus eliminates small packages for certain tobacco products. It also bans promotional and misleading elements on tobacco products. The European Commission has also adopted two Implementing Decisions on the layout, design and shape of the combined health warnings for tobacco products for smoking and the precise position of the general warning and the information message on roll-your-own tobacco marketed in pouches. Directive 2014/40/EU governing the manufacture, presentation and sale of tobacco and related products entered into force on 20 May 2014. Member States have to transpose it by May 20, 2016. The Directive requires that combined (picture and text) health warnings appear on packages of cigarette and roll-your-own tobacco packages covering 65% of the front and back. These shall be positioned at the top of the pack. The Directive replaces the information on TNCO with an information message that tobacco contains over 70 substances known to cause cancer. The Directive also sets minimum dimensions for warnings and thus eliminates small packages for certain tobacco products. It also bans promotional and misleading elements on tobacco products. The European Commission has also adopted two Implementing Decisions on the layout, design and shape of the combined health warnings for tobacco products for smoking and the precise position of the general warning and the information message on roll-your-own tobacco marketed in pouches. Directive 2014/40/EU governing the manufacture, presentation and sale of tobacco and related products entered into force on 20 May 2014. Member States have to transpose it by May 20, 2016. The Directive requires that combined (picture and text) health warnings appear on packages of cigarette and roll-your-own tobacco packages covering 65% of the front and back. These shall be positioned at the top of the pack. The Directive replaces the information on TNCO with an information message that tobacco contains over 70 substances known to cause cancer. The Directive also sets minimum dimensions for warnings and thus eliminates small packages for certain tobacco products. It also bans promotional and misleading elements on tobacco products. The European Commission has also adopted two Implementing Decisions on the layout, design and shape of the combined health warnings for tobacco products for smoking and the precise position of the general warning and the information message on roll-your-own tobacco marketed in pouches. WHO European Region
Fiji No updates since the 2012 regulations put in place GHWs with pictorial and local language text Report not provided Report not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Finland EUs Tobacco Products Directive (EU/2014/40) has changed the Finnish regulation, Tobacco Act/ Chapter 5 is about Unit packets. EUs Tobacco Products Directive (EU/2014/40) has changed the Finnish regulation, Tobacco Act/ Chapter 5 is about Unit packets. Answer not provided WHO European Region
France Answer not provided L’Ordonnance n°2016-623 du 19 mai 2016 à introduit, dans le code de la santé publique, l’article L3512-20: « Sans préjudice des dispositions de larticle 575 D du code général des impôts, les unités de conditionnement, les emballages extérieurs et les suremballages des cigarettes et du tabac à rouler, le papier à cigarette et le papier à rouler les cigarettes sont neutres et uniformisés. Cette disposition est entrée en vigueur au 1er janvier 2017 Par ailleurs, l’article L3512-21 a défini autres obligations autres concernant les emballages : I. L‘étiquetage des unités de conditionnement, tout emballage extérieur ainsi que le produit du tabac proprement dit ne peuvent comprendre aucun élément ou dispositif qui : 1° Contribue à la promotion dun produit du tabac ou incite à sa consommation en donnant une impression erronée quant aux caractéristiques, effets sur la santé, risques ou émissions de ce produit ; 2° Ressemble à un produit alimentaire ou cosmétique. II.- Les éléments et dispositifs qui sont interdits en vertu du I comprennent notamment les messages, symboles, noms, marques commerciales, signes figuratifs ou autres. Finalement, en vertu de l’article L3512-22 « Les unités de conditionnement et les emballages extérieurs portent, dans les conditions fixées par un arrêté du ministre chargé de la santé : 1° Pour les produits du tabac à fumer : a) Un avertissement sanitaire apposé deux fois, comportant notamment les informations relatives au sevrage tabagique, combiné avec une photographie ; b) Un avertissement général. Ce message est apposé deux fois lorsque ces produits sont conditionnés dans des boites pliantes à couvercle basculant ; c) Un message dinformation ; 2° Pour les produits du tabac sans combustion, un avertissement sanitaire apposé deux fois. II.- Les unités de conditionnement du papier à rouler les cigarettes portent, dans les conditions fixées par un arrêté du ministre chargé de la santé, un avertissement général et un avertissement comportant notamment les informations relatives au sevrage tabagique. La taille des avertissements sanitaires des paquets de cigarettes et de tabac à rouler couvre, depuis le 20 mai 2016, 65% du recto et du verso des paquets ( Arrêté du 24 février 2015 modifiant l’arrêté du 15 avril 2010 relatif aux modalités d’inscription des avertissements de caractère sanitaire sur les unités de conditionnement des produits du tabac et insérant un pictogramme destiné aux femmes enceintes http://www.legifrance.gouv.fr/affichTexte.do?cidTexte=JORFTEXT000030289872) Mise en place du paquet neutre pour les paquets de cigarettes et de tabac à rouler à partir du 20 mai 2016 : article 27 de la loi du 26/01/2016 Augmentation de la taille des avertissements sanitaires des paquets de cigarettes et de tabac à rouler à 65% du recto et du verso à partir du 20 mai 2016 : Arrêté du 24 février 2015 modifiant l’arrêté du 15 avril 2010 relatif aux modalités d’inscription des avertissements de caractère sanitaire sur les unités de conditionnement des produits du tabac et insérant un pictogramme destiné aux femmes enceintes http://www.legifrance.gouv.fr/affichTexte.do?cidTexte=JORFTEXT000030289872 WHO European Region
Gabon Le décret sur le conditionnement a été publié; un atelier d’élaboration sur les avertissements sanitaires graphiques a été réalisé. Les images à faire apparaître sur les paquets de cigarette ont été sélectionnées, il reste à les imposer aux fabricants et importateurs de produits du tabac. le décret portant sur le conditionnement a été publié; un atelier délaboration sur les avertissements sanitaires graphiques a été réalisé Dans le texte de la loi 006/2013, ces aspects ont été relevés (article...) Pour ce qui concerne la réglementation de la composition des produits du tabac, la loi prévoit uniquement au chapitre 2, article 6 que les emballages, étuis ou paquets mis à la disposition du public puissent indiquer la teneur en nicotine et en goudron des produits sur une des faces latérales du paquet. Les teneurs maximales en goudron et en nicotine sont respectivement de 15 mg et 1,5mg WHO African Region
Gambia The Tobacco Control Act, 2016 has been enacted and came into force in December 2018. Pictorials Health Warnings has been developed and should be printed on cigarettes packs for country by the end of 2020. For the past two years, we are working the national tobacco control bill and in the bill, we are advocating for 75% increment of pack warnings and inclusion of the ingredients in the packs. For the past two years, we are working the national tobacco control bill and in the bill, we are advocating for 75% increment of pack warnings and inclusion of the ingredients in the packs. WHO African Region
Georgia According to the tobacco control legislation there is provision requiring that the medical warnings on the packaging of tobacco products should not be less than 65 percent of the total area of the page. In the case of smokeless tobacco it should not be less than 30 per cent of the total area. The right to use the pictorial Health warnings was generously provided by the Canadian and Australia governments. Depiction of the amount of the emissions on the packaging of tobacco products is still not prohibited. From January 2023 according to the new tobacco control law it is required to introduce standardized tobacco packaging. According to the newly adopted tobacco control legislation there is provision requiring the increase of health warnings up to 60% of the whole surface of manufactured tobacco products packages and to make depiction of pictorial health warnings mandatory. The right to use the pictorial Health warnings was generously provided by the Canadian and Australia governments. Depiction of the amount of the emissions on the packaging of tobacco products is still not prohibited. The provision to depict largs size pictorial health warnings enters into force from September 1, 2018. From January 2023 according to the new tobacco control law it is required to introduce standardized tobacco packaging. There is a requirement for the amount of the nicotine and other substances to be depicted on the packaging of tobacco products, which is not in line with the WHO FCTC implementation guidelines. According to the amendment project to the Tobacco Control Law this requirement will no longer be in place but the law has not been passed in the Parliament yet. Since 2010 following the amendments to existing tobacco control law all manufactured tobacco product packages include textual health warnings on the space of 30% of the whole surface which are required to be rotated periodically. There is no obligation to depict graphic health warnings on the manufactured tobacco products packages. there are 9 pictorials which Ministry of health adopted from the EU in 2009 and usage of which was suggested according to the Act of the Minister of Health since 2014 and according to the Government Decree from 2014, but depiction of pictorial health warnings is still only voluntary. according to the amendment package to current legislation the provision to require the increase of health warnings up to 50% of the whole surface of manufactured tobacco products packages and to make depiction of pictorial health warnings mandatory but the amendment package is not passed in the Parliament yet. WHO European Region
Germany Implementation of TPD. Implementation of TPD. Answer not provided WHO European Region
Ghana Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Greece Greece as a member of the European Union will implement the "Implementing action on the design layout and shape of combined health warnings for tobacco products for smoking. http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?qid=1444810873600&uri=OJ:JOL_2015_267_R_0003 Greece as a member of the European Union will implement the "Implementing action on the design layout and shape of combined health warnings for tobacco products for smoking. http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?qid=1444810873600&uri=OJ:JOL_2015_267_R_0003 Greece as a member of the European Union will implement the "Implementing action on the design layout and shape of combined health warnings for tobacco products for smoking. http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?qid=1444810873600&uri=OJ:JOL_2015_267_R_0003 WHO European Region
Grenada NA NA Answer not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Guatemala Ninguno Ninguno Ninguno WHO Region of the Americas
Guinea Report not provided Report not provided Il ny a encore aucun texte sur la présentation des paquets de cigarette WHO African Region
Guinea-Bissau Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Guyana The Standards for Packaging and Labeling of Tobacco Products was approved by the Standards Council of the Bureau of Standards. This document is currently awaiting submission to Cabinet for enactment. Upon passage in Cabinet and Parliament, the standards will be made mandatory. The Standards for Packaging and Labeling of Tobacco Products was approved by the Standards Council of the Bureau of Standards. This document is currently awaiting submission to Cabinet for enactment. Upon passage in Cabinet and Parliament, the standards will be made mandatory. The Standards for Packaging and Labeling of Tobacco Products was approved by the Standards Council of the Bureau of Standards. This document is currently awaiting submission to Cabinet for enactment. Upon passage in Cabinet and Parliament, the standards will be made mandatory. WHO Region of the Americas
Honduras La Dirección General del IHADFA en los últimos dos años ha continuado autorizando cada seis meses las imágenes o pictogramas y mensajes de advertencias sanitarias que la industria de tabaco está obligada a imprimir en los empaques de los productos derivados de tabaco para su comercialización en Honduras. La Dirección General del IHADFA en los últimos dos años ha continuado autorizando cada seis meses las imágenes o pictogramas y mensajes de advertencias sanitarias que la industria de tabaco está obligada a imprimir en los empaques de los productos derivados de tabaco para su comercialización en Honduras. La Dirección General del IHADFA en los últimos dos años ha continuado autorizando cada seis meses las imágenes o pictogramas y mensajes de advertencias sanitarias que la industria de tabaco está obligada a imprimir en los empaques de los productos derivados de tabaco para su comercialización en Honduras. WHO Region of the Americas
Hungary With regard to the protection of non-smokers it has been determined in 2016.05.20., that the package unit, the package labeling and the tobacco products can not contain any element or solution as follows: • Which advertises the tobacco product in a false impressive manner with regard to the product specifications, its effects on health, its risks or the emissions, moreover in this way, it encourages its consumption; • Which does mark no information of the nicotine-, tar-, and carbon monoxide content of the tobacco product; • Which suggests, that the particular tobacco product is less harmful than other products, or it refers to its revitalizing, energizing, healing, rejuvenating, natural and organic characteristics; • Which refers to taste, smell, flavor or other additives or lack of them by misleading the consumers; • Which reminds of food or cosmetic product; • Which suggests, that certain tobacco products can decompose biologically easily or have other environmental benefits; • Which refers to economic advantage (e.g.: „buy one, get one free”) Tobacco products distance sales is prohibited. From 2016, August 20th the introduction of integrated (without brand designation) packaging: the new cigarettes and tobacco products can only be circulated with this packaging. Products already in circulation will have temporary exemption, however from 2019 May 20th every cigarette and tobacco product must have the integrated packaging. With regard to the protection of non-smokers it has been determined in 2016.05.20., that the package unit, the package labeling and the tobacco products can not contain any element or solution as follows: • Which advertises the tobacco product in a false impressive manner with regard to the product specifications, its effects on health, its risks or the emissions, moreover in this way, it encourages its consumption; • Which does mark no information of the nicotine-, tar-, and carbon monoxide content of the tobacco product; • Which suggests, that the particular tobacco product is less harmful than other products, or it refers to its revitalizing, energizing, healing, rejuvenating, natural and organic characteristics; • Which refers to taste, smell, flavor or other additives or lack of them by misleading the consumers; • Which reminds of food or cosmetic product; • Which suggests, that certain tobacco products can decompose biologically easily or have other environmental benefits; • Which refers to economic advantage (e.g.: „buy one, get one free”) Tobacco products distance sales is prohibited. From 2016, August 20th the introduction of integrated (without brand designation) packaging: the new cigarettes and tobacco products can only be circulated with this packaging. Products already in circulation will have temporary exemption, however from 2019 May 20th every cigarette and tobacco product must have the integrated packaging. The amendment of Act XLII of 1999 adopted in April 2011 had introduced combined health warnings with an effect from 1 September 2012. From 1 September 2012 cigarettes can be produced only with combined warnings and from 1 January 2013, cigarettes can be marketed only with combined warnings. The pictorials shall be depicted on a main side of the packaging, covering at least 40 per cent of the surface. We use the European Commission pictorial library. The rules on health-warnings, tobacco labeling and packing of the directive 2014/40/EU of the European Parliament and the Council have been widely transferred to the Hungarian legislation. Some clarifications have been introduced on tobacco products, smoking, combined health-warning, multipack concepts and the size of the health-warning signs has been increased. With regard to the protection of non-smokers it has been determined, that the package unit, the package labeling and the tobacco products can not contain any element or solution as follows: • Which advertises the tobacco product in a false impressive manner with regard to the product specifications, its effects on health, its risks or the emissions, moreover in this way, it encourages its consumption; • Which does mark no information of the nicotine-, tar-, and carbon monoxide content of the tobacco product; • Which suggests, that the particular tobacco product is less harmful than other products, or it refers to its revitalizing, energizing, healing, rejuvenating, natural and organic characteristics; • Which refers to taste, smell, flavor or other additives or lack of them by misleading the consumers; • Which reminds of food or cosmetic product; • Which suggests, that certain tobacco products can decompose biologically easily or have other environmental benefits; • Which refers to economic advantage (e.g.: „buy one, get one free”) Introduced: 18 June 2015 Date of entry into force: 20 May 2016 WHO European Region
Iceland Ongoing preparation for implementing European directive 2014/40 ESB A data set of the new pictorial warnings have been laid out with text warnings in Icelandic language and are in preparation stage. Ongoing preparation for implementing European directive 2014/40 ESB A data set of the new pictorial warnings have been laid out with text warnings in Icelandic language and are in preparation stage. Ongoing preparation for implementing European directive 2014/40 ESB A data set of the new pictorial warnings have been laid out with text warnings in Icelandic language and are in preparation stage. WHO European Region
India The Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has notified new rules on pictorial health warnings, as per which the pictorial warnings shall be placed on both front and back sides of tobacco product packages and on 85% of the principal display areas. The new rules have been enforced from 1st September, 2018. For the first time, the Tobacco Quitline Number has been added on the tobacco product packs. The Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has notified new rules on pictorial health warnings, as per which the pictorial warnings shall be placed on both front and back sides of tobacco product packages and on 85% of the principal display areas. The new rules have been enforced from 1st September, 2018. For the first time, the Tobacco Quitline Number has been added on the tobacco product packs. The Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has notified new rules on pictorial health warnings, as per which the pictorial warnings shall be placed on both front and back sides of tobacco product packages and on 85% of the principal display areas. The new rules have been enforced from 1st April, 2016. WHO South-East Asia Region
Iran (Islamic Republic of) No progress. We just developed the national guidelines on plain packaging but due to the COVID 19, we were not success to conduct intersectoral meeting to finalize it. Plain Packaging was approved by the HQ and we got the president approval in 2019. Study on effectiveness of warning pictures has been accomplished and is in the process of insertion on tobacco packages plain packaging is also under progress of getting approval from relevant authorities The implementation of plain packaging policy has been approved in the Headquarter of fighting against smuggling and national headquarter of tobacco control is preparing the guidelines to be notified in its next meeting. Many pictorial warnings have been tested in order to use for the next rotation on tobacco packages. WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Iraq The new update in tobacco product regulations adopted by Central Organization for Standardization and Quality Control refer to increase the size of pictorial health warning from 30% to 40% on the front and back of packages. Answer not provided Pictorial health warnings are now required on packages and cans of tobacco products according to the law. WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Ireland The Public Health (Standardised Packaging of Tobacco) Act 2015 was enacted in March 2015 and Regulations made under this legislation were signed in September, 2017. From September 2017 all cigarettes and all other tobacco products manufactured must be in standardised packaging. From September 2018 all tobacco products sold in retail outlets must be in standardised packaging. Wide compliance with measures have been observed and the measure has been shown to enjoy levels of public support, with more than 71% of responding supporting the measures in 2018. The Public Health (Standardised Packaging of Tobacco) Act 2015 was enacted in March 2015 and Regulations made under this legislation were signed in September, 2017. From September 2017 all cigarettes and all other tobacco products manufactured must be in standardised packaging. From September 2018 all tobacco products sold in retail outlets must be in standardised packaging The Public Health (Standardised Packaging of Tobacco) Act 2015was enacted in March 2015. The 2015 Act is being amended by the Health (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2016. Regulations have been developed under the 2015 Act. The EU 2014 Tobacco Products Directive provides for the regulation of labelling etc of tobacco products. This Directive is currently being transposed into Irish domestic legislation. WHO European Region
Israel Each tobacco and smoking product (including HTP, e-cigarettes and Herbal) must design its packs according to the law requirements, including: - Plain/uniformed/standardized pack in Panton 448C color, without any logos or brands colors. - Health textual warnings on both sides, in the two official languages and: for tobacco products (including HTP) - 65% of the two main areas of the pack, 12 different warnings in rotation. for electronic cigarettes - 30% of the two main areas of the pack, one warning. for Herbal product for smoking - 30% of the two main areas of the pack, one warning. Report not provided Report not provided WHO European Region
Italy The Legislative decree n.6/2016 adopted the European Directive 40/2014/UE which regulate packaging and labelling of tobacco products and cigarettes. In the period 2018-2019 the two competent authorities (ministry of health and ministry of finance) are monitoring the compliance of the products to the law. The Legislative decree n.6/2016 adopted the European Directive 40/2014/UE which regulate packaging and labelling of tobacco products and cigarettes. In the period 2016-2017 we are verifying the compliance of the products to the law. The Legislative decree n.6/2016 adopted the European Directive 40/2014/UE which regulate packaging and labelling of tobacco products and cigarettes WHO European Region
Jamaica The Public Health (Tobacco Control) Regulations 2013 which was enacted on July 15, 2013 and amended in 2014 includes the provisions in keeping with Article 11 of the FCTC. Currently there is a requirement for the principal display area of tobacco products be covered with at least 60% of the specific graphic health warnings including the prescribed text and declaration. There is no requirement for individual sticks of cigarettes or other tobacco products to be labelled. However, vendors of single sticks or individual tobacco products are required to display the applicable graphic health warning at eye level at the point of sale. The Public Health (Tobacco Control) Regulations 2013 which was enacted on July 15, 2013 and amended in 2014 includes the provisions regarding Article 11 of the FCTC. The Public Health (Tobacco Control) Regulations 2013 which was enacted on July 15, 2013 and amended in 2014 includes the provisions regarding Article 11 of the FCTC. WHO Region of the Americas
Japan Tobacco products will be required to be under the following regulations from April 1, 2020. ・ The health warnings occupy no less than 50% of the principal display areas. ・ The Colour of font is black or white. ・ Make the border line thicker for clearness ・ Display the health warnings of prohibition of underage smoking in the principal display areas. ・ Add 3(three) types of the health warnings and rotate 11(eleven) types of the health warnings a year. Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Jordan يوجد مواصفة قياسية اردنية للسجائر وتمت زيادة المساحة من 30% عام 2004 الى 40% عام 2012 للصورة والتحذير مع اربع صور متغايره مواصفة قياسية للتبغ المعسل وضع الصورة والعبارة التحذيرية على المنتجات مع ابراز نسب المكونات وتمت مخاطبة المواصفات والمقاييس لزيادة مساحة الصورة والمساحة والعبارة التحذيرية لتصبح 50% Little progress has been made since 2014 given the presence of representatives of the main three tobacco industries (JTI, BAT, PMI) in the committee regulating tobacco products. MOH being just one member of this committee requested the support of the FCTC to exclude the tobacco industry with no positive results up to now. A workshop was organized by FCTC/WHO/MOH in January 2019 to update regulations for cigarettes and molasses (shisha) for all member of the Jordan Standard and Metrology Organization (JSMO) committee. Yet these regulations have not been updated until now. A second workshop was organized by WHO/EMRO in July 2019 were representatives from JSMO and the Jordan FDA were invited in order to help them develop their regulations for e-cigarettes and heated tobacco products. During the summer and fall 2019, JSMO and JFDA developed regulations for both e-cigarettes and heated tobacco products that MOH officially disagreed with. A study between MOH/WHO was conducted on the best PHW to be used for Jordan. PM has requested the implementation of plain-packaging (June 2019) by 2020 and USAID has been following up on this project which is currently on hold due to COVID-19. يوجد مواصفة قياسية اردنية للسجائر وتمت زيادة المساحة من 30% عام 2004 الى 40% عام 2012 للصورة والتحذير مع اربع صور متغايره مواصفة قياسية للتبغ المعسل وضع الصورة والعبارة التحذيرية على المنتجات مع ابراز نسب المكونات وتمت مخاطبة المواصفات والمقاييس لزيادة مساحة الصورة والمساحة والعبارة التحذيرية لتصبح 50% يوجد مواصفة قياسية اردنية للسجائر وتمت زيادة المساحة من 30% عام 2004 الى 40% عام 2012 للصورة والتحذير مع اربع صور متغايره مواصفة قياسية للتبغ المعسل وضع الصورة والعبارة التحذيرية على المنتجات مع ابراز نسب المكونات WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Kazakhstan Решением EEC-Decision № 18/2016 от 17/03/2016 введены новые эскизы пиктограмм Решением EEC-Decision № 18/2016 от 17/03/2016 введены новые эскизы пиктограмм Report not provided WHO European Region
Kenya Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Kiribati Part 3 of the Tobacco Control Act regulates the labelling of tobacco packages. Details of labelling of tobacco products, however, should be developed further in a regulation to be made by the Minister of Health (Section 3.–(7) of the Act). Such a regulation has already put in place in this year Part 3 of the Tobacco Control Act regulates the labelling of tobacco packages. Details of labelling of tobacco products, however, should be developed further in a regulation to be made by the Minister of Health (Section 3.–(7) of the Act). Such a regulation has already put in place in this year Part 3 of the Tobacco Control Act regulates the labelling of tobacco packages. Details of labelling of tobacco products, however, should be developed further in a regulation to be made by the Minister of Health (Section 3.–(7) of the Act). Such a regulation has already put in place in this year WHO Western Pacific Region
Kuwait Updates of the pictures develop specific pictures جاري التعمل على الاستعداد لتطبيق التغليف البسيط Updates of the pictures develop specific pictures Updates of the pictures develop specific pictures WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Kyrgyzstan Report not provided Report not provided Постановлением Правительства КР от 22.12.2014 года №719 утверждены 12 иллюстрированных предупреждений о вреде табака (ИМоВТ)на здоровье, предназначенных для размещения на пачках и упаковках табачных изделий, С 15 июля 2015 года на пачках появились предупреждения на 6 мес. раньше установленного срока. ИПоВТ включает информацию о бесплатной линии помощи с указанием номера телефона - 2103 и адреса вебсайта: , т.е. предложение помощи потребителям бросить курить Одобренные Указанием Министра здравоохранения №634 от 9 сентября 2015 года 12 новых ИПоВТ утверждены 17 марта 2016 года ЕЭК , которые появятся на пачках не позднее 15 ноября 2017 года WHO European Region
Lao People's Democratic Republic The regulation was issued on 23 May 2016 required 75% of graphic health warning on top of both sides of the packs and labelling. It will be effective in October 2016. The regulation was issued on 23 May 2016 required 75% of graphic health warning on top of both sides of the packs and labelling. It will be effective in October 2016. The regulation was issued on 23 May 2016 required 75% of graphic health warning on top of both sides of the packs and labelling. It will be effective in October 2016. WHO Western Pacific Region
Latvia Answer not provided Answer not provided The draft law has been prepared to transpose the provisions of the TPD. WHO European Region
Lebanon Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Lesotho Answer not provided Report not provided Report not provided WHO African Region
Liberia Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Libya Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Lithuania In order to transpose the EU Tobacco Products Directive (2014/40/EU) several amendments of the Law on Tobacco Control were adopted in 2016, including fully transposition on respective regulations on packaging and labeling of tobacco products. In order to transpose the EU Tobacco Products Directive (2014/40/EU) several amendments of the Law on Tobacco Control were adopted, including fully transposition on respective regulations on packaging and labeling of tobacco products. Answer not provided WHO European Region
Luxembourg Transposition de la directive 2014/40/UE en loi nationale du 13 juin 2017. Introduction des photos choc. Introduction des avertissements sanitaires selon la directive antitabac. Augmentation de la surface des avertissements sanitaires et des photos choc selon la directive antitatac. Transposition de la directive 2014/40/UE en loi nationale du 13 juin 2017. Introduction des photos choc. Introduction des avertissements sanitaires selon la directive antitabac. Augmentation de la surface des avertissements sanitaires et des photos choc, selon la directive antitatac. Nouveau projet de loi en cours transposant la Directive 2014/40/UE. WHO European Region
Madagascar évaluation de lapplication de larticle 11 au niveaux de 3 villes (Antananarivo, Mahajanga, Toamasina) rotation sur les messages des avertissements sanitaire sur les conditionnements et étiquetage des produits du tabac Answer not provided WHO African Region
Malaysia since 2014, no changes implemented. since 2014, no changes implemented. since 2014, that has been no changes implemented. WHO Western Pacific Region
Maldives Textual Health Warning, covering 30% outside surface area of the package, messages to rotate, to be clear and its visibility not compromised by any other markings or wordings Textual Health Warning, covering 30% outside surface area of the package, messages to rotate, to be clear and its visibility not compromised by any other markings or wordings Textual Health Warning, covering 30% outside surface area of the package, messages to rotate, to be clear and its visibility not compromised by any other markings or wordings WHO South-East Asia Region
Mali En effet toutes ces informations sont dans les textes et un comité de lutte contre le tabac est entrain de préparer des ateliers pour la mise en œuvre En effet toutes ces informations sont dans les textes et un comité de lutte contre le tabac est entrain de préparer des ateliers pour la mise en œuvre En effet toutes ces informations sont dans les textes et un comité de lutte contre le tabac est entrain de préparer des ateliers pour la mise en œuvre WHO African Region
Malta The Tobacco Products Directive 2014/40/EU has been transposed – LN67/2016 (Manufacture, Presentation and Sale of Tobacco and Related Products Regulations, 2016). The Tobacco Products Directive 2014/40/EU has been transposed – LN67/2016 (Manufacture, Presentation and Sale of Tobacco and Related Products Regulations, 2016). The Tobacco Products Directive 2014/40/EU has been transposed – LN67/2016 (Manufacture, Presentation and Sale of Tobacco and Related Products Regulations, 2016). WHO European Region
Marshall Islands SEE PREVIOUS COMMENTS. AS THE SPECIFICS OF LABELING AND PACKAGING OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS HAVE BEEN INCLUDED IN AMENDMENT TO THE TOBACCO CONTROL ACT OF 2006. AWAITING CABINET ACTION SEE PREVIOUS COMMENTS. AS THE SPECIFICS OF LABELING AND PACKAGING OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS HAVE BEEN INCLUDED IN AMENDMENT TO THE TOBACCO CONTROL ACT OF 2006. AWAITING CABINET ACTION SEE PREVIOUS COMMENTS. AS THE SPECIFICS OF LABELING AND PACKAGING OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS HAVE BEEN INCLUDED IN AMENDMENT TO THE TOBACCO CONTROL ACT OF 2006. AWAITING CABINET ACTION WHO Western Pacific Region
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Mauritius A second set of eight (8) pictorial health warnings have been approved and launched by the Ministry in 2018 and it is intended to rotate these graphic health warnings on plain packaging of tobacco products which the Ministry has agreed to embark with the Regulations being current amended. The amended regulations has also reviewed the surface coverage area of the front and back sides of the cigarette packages. NA Answer not provided WHO African Region
Mexico Para la última ronda publicada el 28 de noviembre de 2017, se puede ver que los textos científicos tienen relación con la imagen que se presenta y en la descripción de cómo los tóxicos presentes en los productos de tabaco afectan al organismo. Además incorpora la leyenda “La Secretaría de Salud Informa”, que en acuerdos anteriores se dejó de implementar. Cuenta con 10 advertencias en la que destaca la selección de imágenes en función al grupo de mujeres jóvenes por ser el tipo de población con mayor aumento en el consumo de tabaco en los últimos años. Para la última ronda publicada el 28 de noviembre de 2017, se puede ver que los textos científicos tienen relación con la imagen que se presenta y en la descripción de cómo los tóxicos presentes en los productos de tabaco afectan al organismo. Además incorpora la leyenda “La Secretaría de Salud Informa”, que en acuerdos anteriores se dejó de implementar. Cuenta con 10 advertencias en la que destaca la selección de imágenes en función al grupo de mujeres jóvenes por ser el tipo de población con mayor aumento en el consumo de tabaco en los últimos años. Para la última ronda publicada el 23 de marzo de 2016, se llevó a cabo un estudio cuantitativo para elegir las imágenes y propuestas creativas más efectivas para cumplir el objetivo de las advertencias. Desde la cuarta ronda no se levantaba un estudio al respecto. WHO Region of the Americas
Micronesia (Federated States of) A bill on Packaging and labeling of tobacco products will be submitted to congress in their next session (September 2017) A bill on Packaging and labeling of tobacco products will be submitted to congress in their next session (September 2017) A bill on Packaging and labeling of tobacco products will be submitted to congress in their next session (September 2017) WHO Western Pacific Region
Mongolia The tobacco products shall carry health warnings and messages which shall meet the following requirements: the health warnings shall be approved by the State Central Administrative Body in charge of health matters. Six variants of health warning design will be produced during one period and the designs shall be renewed once in every three years; The health warning and other required notes shall be written in Mongolian. 1. The picture health warning shall cover at least 50% of both front and back sides of a cigarette pack and front cover of a pipe tobacco or tobacco packages equal to that; 2. Shall be large, visible and clearly written text, describe by pictures or pictograms on health risks caused by tobacco products. The text of the MNS5024: 2013 standard for cigarette and MNS6274: 2013 standard for pipe tobacco law are available in annex 3 and 4. By the Law, six variants of health warning design changed by the Health Ministers Order N G/09, and approved by Ministry of Justice in 2018. The tobacco products shall carry health warnings and messages which shall meet the following requirements: the health warnings shall be approved by the State Central Administrative Body in charge of health matters. Six variants of health warning design will be produced during one period and the designs shall be renewed once in every three years; The health warning and other required notes shall be written in Mongolian. 1. The picture health warning shall cover at least 50% of both front and back sides of a cigarette pack and front cover of a pipe tobacco or tobacco packages equal to that; 2. Shall be large, visible and clearly written text, describe by pictures or pictograms on health risks caused by tobacco products. The text of the MNS5024: 2013 standard for cigarette and MNS6274: 2013 standard for pipe tobacco law are available in annex 3 and 4. By the Law, six variants of health warning design changed by the Health Ministers Order N G/09, and approved by Ministry of Justice in 2018. Report not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Montenegro Article25 Every packet of tobacco product for smoking shall have a clear indication of milligrams of tar, nicotine and carbon monoxide issued by its use. Data referred to in paragraph 1 of this Article must be printed: 1) in Montenegrin language; 2) in bold, small letters (except for the first letter),black Helvetica letters on the white background of the size providing for covering the largest possible surface intended for warning and indications; 3) on a lateral part of the packaging so that they cover at least 10% of the page they are imprinted on; 4) on a part of the packaging not intended for opening or throwing; 5) so that they are not possible to be removed or destroyed or concealed, blurred or covered by other signs or symbols; and 6) framed with a black frame whose width may not be smaller than 3mm or bigger than 4mm, provided that they do not cover the text or visual part of a combined warning and may not be found on a control excise mark affixed on the tobacco product packaging. IV. LABELLING OF PACKAGING OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS Article40 Trade of tobacco products whose each unit packet and outside packaging is not labelled by health warning related to the harmful effects for people’s health or other harmful effects of its use, including text warnings, combined health warnings, general warnings and informative messages, in accordance with this Law, shall be prohibited. Tobacco product packaging shall be a box or wrapper in which a tobacco product is sold, not counting the transparent wrapper. Unit packaging of a tobacco product is the smallest individual packaging of a tobacco product that is independently placed in the market and outside packaging of a tobacco product is any packaging in which a tobacco product is placed in the market and contains one or more packed pieces of unit packets. Article41 Health warning in unit and outside packaging of a tobacco product shall be imprinted: 1) in Montenegrin language; 2) in the entire surface of a part of the packaging envisaged for the health warnings; 3) without special comments and clarifications: and 4) so that: - it is not possible to be removed, - it is indelible, - it is fully visible, - not partially or totally hidden or interrupted by control tax stamp, price marks, security features, wrappers, jackets, boxes or other items and symbols and - it does not hide and does not interrupt the tax stamp, price mark, tracking signs or security features in unit packaging. The health warning on unit packets of a tobacco product, other than cigarettes and roll-your-own tobacco placed in the market in pouches, may be affixed on stickers too, provided that such stickers are irremovable. The health warning on unit packets of cigarettes and roll-your-own tobacco shall be surrounded by a black border of a width of 1mm inside the surface area that is reserved for these warnings. The health warning shall remain intact when opening the tobacco product packet other than packets with a flip-top lid, where the health warning may be split when opening the packet, but only in a manner that ensures the graphical integrity and visibility of the text, photographs and cessation information. Article 42 Each unit packet and any outside packaging of tobacco products for smoking shall carry one of the following general warnings: „Smoking kills – quit now” or following information message: „ Tobacco smoke contains over 70 substances known to cause cancer”. For cigarette packets and roll-your-own tobacco in cuboid packets the general warning shall appear on the bottom part of one of the lateral surfaces of the unit packets, and the information message shall appear on the bottom part of the other lateral surface. Width of the general warning and information message referred to in paragraph 2 of this Article shall be not less than 20mm. The general warning and information message shall be affixed: 1) in Montenegrin language; 2) printed in black Helvetica bold type on a white background; and 3) At the centre of the surface reserved for them, and on cuboid packets and any outside packaging they shall be parallel to the lateral edge of the unit packet or of the outside packaging. Article 43 For packets of cigarettes and roll-your-own tobacco in the form of a shoulder box with a hinged lid that result in the lateral surfaces being split into two when the packet is open, the general warning and information message shall appear in their entirety on the larger parts of those split surfaces and shall be affixed in the interior side of upper surface that remains visible even after opening of the packaging. Height of the lateral surfaces of tobacco products packaging referred to in paragraph 1 of this Article shall not be less than 16mm. For roll-your-own tobacco marketed in pouches, in a form of rectangular flip-top lid covering the opening or in a form of a detached pouch, general warning and information message shall appear on the surfaces that ensure their full visibility. For roll-your-own tobacco packets in the market, in cylindrical packets the general warning shall appear on the outside surface of the lid and the information message on the inside surface of the lid and shall cover 50% of surfaces they are affixed to. Article 44 Each unit packet and any outside packaging of tobacco products for smoking shall contain a combined health warning consisting of a photograph or colour illustration and one of the following textual warnings: 1) "Smoking causes 9 out of 10 lung cancers"; 2) "Smoking causes mouth and throat cancer"; 3) "Smoking damages your lungs"; 4) "Smoking causes heart attacks"; 5) "Smoking causes stroke and disability"; 6) "Smoking clogs your arteries"; 7) "Smoking increases the risk of blindness"; 8) "Smoking damages your teeth and gums"; 9) "Smoking can kill your unborn child; 10) "Your smoke harms your children, family and friends"; 11) "Smokers’ children are more likely to start smoking"; 12) "Quit smoking–stay alive for those close to you"; 13) "Smoking reduces fertility"; 14) "Smoking increases the risk of impotence". In addition to the health warnings referred to in paragraph 1 of this Article, each unit packet and any outside packaging of tobacco products for smoking shall contain the smoking cessation information (telephone number, e-mail and/or Internet sites intending to inform consumers about the programmes that are available to support persons who want to stop smoking). Warnings referred to in paragraph 1 of this Article shall change in a manner that each warning shall be displayed in equal numbers on manufactured or sold tobacco products on each brand name during the year. Graphic overview of warnings and other issues relevant for the displaying of combined health warnings shall be stipulated by the Ministry. The picture, position, design, shape and other issues of relevance for the highlighting of combined health warnings are prescribed by the Ministry. Article 45 Combined health warning on unit packet and outside packaging of tobacco products for smoking shall: 1) cover 65% of both the external front and back surface of the unit packet and outside packaging and cylindrical packets shall also display the combined health warnings, equidistant from each other, each covering 65 % of their respective half of the curved surface; 2) show the same text warning and corresponding colour photograph on both sides of the unit packets and any outside packaging; 3) Appear at the top edge of a unit packet and outside packaging and be positioned in the same direction as any other information appearing on that surface of the packaging, directly under the control tax stamp; The combined health warning on unit packet of cigarettes shall have at least 44mm of height and 52mm of width. Dimensions of the health warning shall be determined with reference to the surface of a closed packet of a tobacco product. Article 46 It shall be permitted to place the tobacco products for smoking in the market, except of cigarettes, roll-your-own tobacco and waterpipe tobacco without information message referred to in Article 42 of this Law and a combined warning referred to in Article 44 of this Law. In the case referred to in paragraph 1 of this Article, each unit packet and any outside packaging of a tobacco product for smoking shall carry one of the general warnings referred to in Article 42 of this Law and one of the text warnings and information referred to in Article 44 of this Law. The health warnings referred to in paragraph 2 of this Article shall be displayed on the most visible surface, and text warnings on another most visible surface of unit packet and outside packaging of a tobacco product and shall change so that every text warning is displayed in equal numbers of manufactured or sold tobacco products, on each brand of these products throughout the year. The next most visible surface of a unit packet of a tobacco product with a hinged lid is the one that becomes visible when the packet is open. The health warnings referred to in paragraph 2 of this Article shall: 1) be affixed in accordance with Article 41 paragraph 4 of this Law; 2) be in a parallel position; and 3) be surrounded by a black border of a width of no less than 3mm and not more than 4 mm, which appears outside the surface reserved for the health warnings. The textual warning referred to in paragraph 2 of this Article must cover 40% of the specified area of the unit packet and each outside packing tobacco products. The textual warning referred to in paragraph 2 of this Article, located on an area greater than 150 cm morade, covers an area of 45 cm2. Article 47 Each unit packet and any outside packaging of smokeless tobacco products shall carry the following health warning: „This tobacco product damages your health and is addictive” which shall: 1) be affixed on at least one of the largest sides; 2) cover 30% of surface where it is affixed; and 3) be affixed in accordance with Article 42 paragraph 4 of this Law. Article 48 It shall be prohibited to affix the label or characteristics of a tobacco product (text, symbol, name, trademark, figurative or other signs) on unit packet and outside packaging of tobacco products for smoking, that: 1) promotes a tobacco product or encourages its consumption by creating an erroneous impression about its characteristics, health effects, risks or emissions and information about the nicotine, tar and carbon monoxide contents; 2) suggests that a particular tobacco product is less harmful than others or aims to reduce the effect of some harmful components of smoke or has vitalizing, energetic, healing, rejuvenating, natural, organic properties or has other health or lifestyle benefits; 3) refers to taste, smell, any flavourings or other additives or the absence thereof; 4) refers to resemblance to food or cosmetic products; 5) suggests that a certain tobacco product has improved biodegradability or other environmental advantages; 6) suggests that smoking of a particular type of class of a tobacco product is less harmful than the others, that filters or other ingredients of a tobacco product make it less harmful than the others not having these ingredients and other labels of similar content; and 7) stimulates economic benefits for consumers (printed vouchers, offering discounts, free distribution, two-for-one or similar offers). Article 49 Unit packet of cigarettes shall have a cuboid shape or any other shape if size of a health warning is not decreased and unit packet of roll-your-own tobacco shall be in a square, cylindrical or pouch shape. A unit packet of cigarettes placed in the market shall include at least 20 cigarettes and single unit packet of roll-your-own tobacco at least 30 grams of tobacco. A unit packet of cigarettes may be made of carton or any soft material and shall not have an opening that can be re-closed or re-sealed after it is first opened, other than the flip-top lid and shoulder box with a hinged lid that can be hinged only at the back of the unit packet. Images and icons for the marking of cigarette packs can be used from the available sources of WHO. In relation to the Law on limitation use of tobacco products inclusion of image provides warnings on the harmful effects of tobacco products. In addition, increasing the surface to be occupying a warning on the packaging from 30% to 40% of packaging “In the Article 9: "Market of tobacco products is not allowed, except snuff and tobacco chewing, which do not have a warning printed on a combination that consists of color photographs or other illustrations, and one of the following warning, namely: ". Paragraph 2 is amended to read: "A warning referred to in paragraph 1 of this Article has to cover at least 40% of the best visual surface on one side or the other 30% of individual packages of tobacco products Paragraph 3: "Imagery warnings prescribed by the Ministry." In Article 12,: "The data referred to in Article 8 paragraph 1 of this Act and warnings from Article 9 paragraph 1 of this Law must be in the Montenegrin language, and framed with black frame, which width may be less than 3 mm or greater than 4 mm, but that may not cover the text or visual part of the combined warning. Each individual package of tobacco products must be marked with serial number or any other appropriate manner, in order to identification place and time of production. " Images and icons for the marking of cigarette packs can be used from the available sources of WHO. In relation to the Law on limitation use of tobacco products inclusion of image provides warnings on the harmful effects of tobacco products. In addition, increasing the surface to be occupying a warning on the packaging from 30% to 40% of packaging “In the Article 9: "Market of tobacco products is not allowed, except snuff and tobacco chewing, which do not have a warning printed on a combination that consists of color photographs or other illustrations, and one of the following warning, namely: ". Paragraph 2 is amended to read: "A warning referred to in paragraph 1 of this Article has to cover at least 40% of the best visual surface on one side or the other 30% of individual packages of tobacco products Paragraph 3: "Imagery warnings prescribed by the Ministry." In Article 12,: "The data referred to in Article 8 paragraph 1 of this Act and warnings from Article 9 paragraph 1 of this Law must be in the Montenegrin language, and framed with black frame, which width may be less than 3 mm or greater than 4 mm, but that may not cover the text or visual part of the combined warning. Each individual package of tobacco products must be marked with serial number or any other appropriate manner, in order to identification place and time of production. " WHO European Region
Myanmar Article 13 of the National Law describe the penalties for the following offences: (a) production, distribution or sale of cigar without mentioning the caption of warning in Myanmar language to be mentioned on the package of cigar that smoking can seriously affect health and other necessary warnings in accordance with the stipulations; (b) production of cigar and tobacco products fraudulently mentioning that the toxic chemical potency is less than the amount prescribed by the Central Board in cigar and tobacco production, distribution or sale thereof in spite of knowing such fact mentioned; (c) production, distribution or sale of cigar and tobacco product without label for commercial purpose; (d) production, distribution or sale of any other goods showing the label of any cigar and tobacco product; (e) production, distribution or sale of toys, edibles or wares made in the form of cigar. Ministry of Health, by the approval of cabinet, released the notification on Pictorial Health Warning on Cigarette and other Tobacco Packaging on 29th February 2016 and it came into force after six months. According to that notification, the texual and pictorial health warnings must be displayed in upper 75% of front and back surfaces of the tobacco packages (25% is text warning and 50% is pictorial warning). The new picture was distributed to tobacco industries in June 2017 for year 2 implementation. Article 13 of the National Law describe the penalties for the following offences: (a) production, distribution or sale of cigar without mentioning the caption of warning in Myanmar language to be mentioned on the package of cigar that smoking can seriously affect health and other necessary warnings in accordance with the stipulations; (b) production of cigar and tobacco products fraudulently mentioning that the toxic chemical potency is less than the amount prescribed by the Central Board in cigar and tobacco production, distribution or sale thereof in spite of knowing such fact mentioned; (c) production, distribution or sale of cigar and tobacco product without label for commercial purpose; (d) production, distribution or sale of any other goods showing the label of any cigar and tobacco product; (e) production, distribution or sale of toys, edibles or wares made in the form of cigar. Ministry of Health, by the approval of cabinet, released the notification on Pictorial Health Warning on Cigarette and other Tobacco Packaging on 29th February 2016 and it came into force after six months. According to that notification, the texual and pictorial health warnings must be displayed in upper 75% of front and back surfaces of the tobacco packages (25% is text warning and 50% is pictorial warning). The new picture was distributed to tobacco industries in June 2017 for year 2 implementation. Article 13 of the National Law describe the penalties for the following offences: (a) production, distribution or sale of cigar without mentioning the caption of warning in Myanmar language to be mentioned on the package of cigar that smoking can seriously affect health and other necessary warnings in accordance with the stipulations; (b) production of cigar and tobacco products fraudulently mentioning that the toxic chemical potency is less than the amount prescribed by the Central Board in cigar and tobacco production, distribution or sale thereof in spite of knowing such fact mentioned; (c) production, distribution or sale of cigar and tobacco product without label for commercial purpose; (d) production, distribution or sale of any other goods showing the label of any cigar and tobacco product; (e) production, distribution or sale of toys, edibles or wares made in the form of cigar. Currently, there is only textual warning on the cigarette packages in Myanmar. The sample pictures were approved by the National Health Committee in 2013. The Ministry of Health collected the local pictures and created the designs. The development of necessary rules for implementing the pictorial health warnings is under way. Ministry of Health, by the approval of cabinet, announced the notification on Pictorial Health Warning on Cigarette and other Tobacco Packaging on 29th February 2016 and it will come into force after six months. According to that notification, upper 75% of front and back surfaces of the tobacco packages will be health warning (25% will be text warning and 50% will be pictorial warning). WHO South-East Asia Region
Namibia Section 2-4 of Part 2 and Section 10 of Part 4 of the regulations state clearly pictograms, text and pictures to be used on tobacco containers. Report not provided Report not provided WHO African Region
Nauru Answer not provided Report not provided Answer not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Nepal Final verdict of Supreme Court received for complete and effective implementation of Directive for Printing and Labeling of Warning Message and Graphics in the Boxes, Packets, Wrappers, Carton, Parcels and Packaging of Tobacco Products on December 29, 2013 and government has instructed industries to act responsibly. The Government announced in October 2015 that tobacco packages in Nepal will carry pictorial health warnings covering 90% of the main surface areas, up from the previous 75% All tobacco products packets with pictorial health warnings can be seen in the market. Final verdict of Supreme Court received for complete and effective implementation of Directive for Printing and Labeling of Warning Message and Graphics in the Boxes, Packets, Wrappers, Carton, Parcels and Packaging of Tobacco Products on December 29, 2013 and government has instructed industries to act responsibly. Samples of tobacco products packets with pictorial health warnings are seen and are in the process of sending in markets for sale. Report not provided WHO South-East Asia Region
Netherlands Plain packaging for cigarettes and RYO is foreseen for october 2020.. From May 20th 2016 the packaging and labeling requirements of the new European Tobacco Products Directive were enforced into national law, also for electronic cigarettes / e-liquids with nicotine. Additionally, The Netherlands will regulate this for electronic cigarettes / e-liquids without nicotine. From May 20th 2016 the new European Tobacco Product Directive will be enforced into national law. This includes: - New health warnings on the packages with pictures that cover 65% of the front and back. - Cigarettes with notably flavours, such as vanilla and menthol, are prohibited. - Substances of tar, nicotine and carbon monoxide. WHO European Region
New Zealand No changes since the last report. An amendment to the Smoke-free Environments Act 1990, which came into force on 14 March 2018, provides for standardised ("plain") packaging, including new health warnings and new pictorial warnings. A Bill introducing standardised (plain) packaging, which was with Parliaments Health Select Committee two years ago, has been reported back to the House and is awaiting its second reading. WHO Western Pacific Region
Nicaragua Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Niger il sagit de la signature de la fiche technique sur les avertissements graphiques le 5 novembre 2019. Cette fiche technique précise et exige lapposition des avertissements graphiques sur tous les emballages des produits du tabac destinés à être vendus au Niger avec prise deffet le 4 novembre 2020. Report not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Nigeria NTC Regulations 2019 elaborated Section 20 of the NTC Act 2015. Honourable Minister of Health has prescribed and forwarded set of text plus graphic warning messages to Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON) for enforcement on tobacco manufacturers and importers. Section 20 of the National Tobacco Control (NTC) Act 2015 empowers the Honourable Minister of Health to prescribe health warning and messages for tobacco and tobacco products. To this effect, draft NTC Regulations is almost finalized and the Nigerian Industrial Standard is being reviewed in line with the NTC Regulation Answer not provided WHO African Region
Niue Answer not provided Report not provided Report not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Norway There is an ongoing process implementing the EU Tobacco Products Directive 2014/40/EU that will strengthen the health warnings. Entry into force in Norway expected in January 2021. Requirement for standardised tobacco packaging entered into force 1 July 2017, with a one year transitional period for products already on the market. There is an ongoing process implementing the EU Tobacco Products Directive 2014/40/EU that will strengthen the health warnings. Entry into force in Norway expected in January 2019. There is an ongoing process implementing the EU Tobacco Products Directive 2014/40/EU that will set new standards for packaging and labelling. Entry into force 2016/17. In addition, there is a proposal for standardised tobacco packaging based on the Australian and English legislation on this. WHO European Region
Oman يتم تحديث المواصفة الحالية بصور تحذيرية جديدة يتم تحديث المواصفة الحالية بصور تحذيرية جديدة يتم تحديث المواصفة الحالية بصور تحذيرية جديدة WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Pakistan In order to fulfill obligations under Article 11 of FCTC, Pakistan introduced “Pictorial Health Warning (PHW)” on cigarette packets and outers in 2010. This warning was supposed to be rotated on yearly basis. In order to rotate current PHW, Tobacco Control Cell notified new pictorial health warning on 29th January, 2015 and enhanced the size from 40% to 85% of cigarette pack on both sides. This PHW was to be implemented from 30th March, 2015. Later on, the implementation date was extended and an Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) to review the impact of pictorial health warning on revenue & smuggling and to consult with stakeholders regarding implementation issues was constituted. The Committee deliberated on the issue and recommended to adopt phased approach The IMC recommendations were sent to Minister for Finance for approval. Meanwhile, two petitions were filed in Islamabad High Court against the constitution and decision of the Committee. This Ministry is party to the case. Subsequently, Finance Division basing their opinion on the advice of Law and Justice Division conveyed that IMC’s recommendations could not be considered or approved till such time that the Constitutional Petitions pending before the Islamabad High Court were disposed of. In the circumstances, the Ministry submitted a summary to the Federal Cabinet. The Federal Cabinet, in its meeting held on 23rd November, 2017, considered the Summary and directed to Implement IMC’s recommendations. According to the decision, 50% PHW will be implemented from 1st June, 2018 and presently 60% from 1st June, 2019 has been implemented successfully. In this regard, this Ministry has issued gazette notifications. In order to fulfill obligations under Article 11 of FCTC, Pakistan introduced “Pictorial Health Warning (PHW)” on cigarette packets and outers in 2010. This warning was supposed to be rotated on yearly basis. In order to rotate current PHW, Tobacco Control Cell notified new pictorial health warning on 29th January, 2015 and enhanced the size from 40% to 85% of cigarette pack on both sides. This PHW was to be implemented from 30th March, 2015. Later on, the implementation date was extended and an Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) to review the impact of pictorial health warning on revenue & smuggling and to consult with stakeholders regarding implementation issues was constituted. The Committee deliberated on the issue and recommended to adopt phased approach The IMC recommendations were sent to Minister for Finance for approval. Meanwhile, two petitions were filed in Islamabad High Court against the constitution and decision of the Committee. This Ministry is party to the case. Subsequently, Finance Division basing their opinion on the advice of Law and Justice Division conveyed that IMC’s recommendations could not be considered or approved till such time that the Constitutional Petitions pending before the Islamabad High Court were disposed of. In the circumstances, the Ministry submitted a summary to the Federal Cabinet. The Federal Cabinet, in its meeting held on 23rd November, 2017, considered the Summary and directed to Implement IMC’s recommendations. According to the decision, 50% PHW will be implemented from 1st June, 2018 and 60% from 1st June, 2019. In this regard, this Ministry has issued gazette notifications. In order to fulfill obligations under Article 11 of FCTC, Pakistan introduced “Pictorial Health Warning (PHW)” on cigarette packets and outers in 2010. This warning was supposed to be rotated on yearly basis. In order to rotate current PHW, Tobacco Control Cell notified new pictorial health warning in 2015 and enhanced the size to 85% of cigarette pack on both sides. In this connection, provincial governments were taken onboard for uniform legislative changes and implementation across Pakistan. This PHW was to be implemented from 30th March, 2015. Later on, the implementation date was extended because Finance Minister constituted an Inter-Ministerial Committee to review the impact of pictorial health warning on revenue & smuggling and to consult with stakeholders regarding implementation issues. The Committee recommended to adopt phased approach i,e. PHW to be increased by 10% from 1st June, 2016 and further be increased by 10% on 1st June, 2017 or 5% on 1st June, 2017 and another 5% on 1st June, 2018. Meanwhile, two petitions were filed in Islamabad High Court against the decision of the Committee. This Ministry is party in the case. Subsequently, Ministry of Law & Justice advised that the decision / direction of the court as to the implementation of these notifications will be binding on this Ministry but till such decision / direction, the Ministry of NHSRC may extend the date of the enforcement of the notification and in the meantime may start enforcing the recommendations of the Inter-Ministerial Committee. In compliance to that, the implementation date of PHW has been extended to 30th March, 2016. Recommendations of the Committee have been submitted to Finance Minister for approval. If approved, size of PHW will be increased by 10% from 1st June, 2016 and would further be increased by 10% on 1st June, 2017 or 5% on 1st June, 2017 and another 5% on 1st June, 2018. In the meantime, further decision will be made on enhancement of PHW or adoption of current international trends i.e. Plain Packaging. WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Palau Amendments to Palau comprehensive tobacco control legislation have been submitted to the congress. Provisions to comply with FCTC Article 11 are included in the amendments. Focus groups were conducted in 2015 to identify the most critical health and social messages to apply to tobacco packaging. Additional focus groups were conducted to gather input prior and finalized the five or six health warnings and respective graphics.There is also ongoing work with respect to legislation which is being drafter and finalized but not yet to the legislature. Focus groups were conducted in 2015 to identify the most critical health and social messages to apply to tobacco packaging. Additional focus groups will be conducted later this year to gather further input prior to finalizing the five or six health warnings and respective graphics.There is also ongoing work with respect to legislation which is being drafted but not yet to the legislature. WHO Western Pacific Region
Panama El proyecto de Ley 136 tenía entre sus objetivos incluir disposiciones sobre empaquetado sencillo e incrementar de 50% a 80% el tamaño de las advertencias sanitarias, sin embargo dicho proyecto de Ley fue aprobado en tercer debate pero su contenido no cumplía con las disposiciones del CMCT y sus directrices, por lo que a solicitud del Ministerio de Salud fue vetada parcialmente por la Presidencia de la República en junio de 2019. De hecho, el proyecto de Ley 136 aprobado en tercer debate eliminaba los artículos referentes al empaquetado sencillo. En el año 2018 se recibieron 9 solicitudes, de las cuales 2 fueron objetadas y 7 aprobadas. En el año 2019 se realizaron 18 tramitaciones de las cuales 11 fueron objetadas, 5 aprobadas y 2 fueron objeto de apelación, manteniéndose la decisión tomada inicialmente. En enero de 2020 s han recibido 8 tramitaciones tres de ellos objetados, uno aprobado y 4 presentaron desistimiento.Este es un proceso que inicia con la solicitud de la industria en a Dirección General de Salud Pública que solicita asesoría técnica de la Comisión Nacional de Control de Tabaco en Panamá, quien emite concepto técnico que es comunicado a los solicitantes mediante resolución debidamente fundamentada. Por este motivo, el MINSA ha sido objeto de 3 amparos de garantías constitucionales dos de los cuales han sido resueltos por la Corte Suprema de Justicia a favor del MINSA y uno se mantiene pendiente de resolver. Fallos en http://www.gorgas.gob.pa/SitioWebTabaco/Documentos.htm Legislación y demandas. https://panamalibredetabaco.com/normativa-legal1 El proyecto de Ley que se encuentra en la Comisión de Salud de la Asamblea Nacional de Diputados contiene disposiciones relativas a empaquetado sencillo e incrementa de 50% a 80% con respecto al tamaño de las advertencias sanitarias. Proyecto de Ley 136: "Artículo 9. Todos los paquetes de cigarrillos que se comercialicen en el territorio nacional tendrán un empaquetado sencillo, manteniendo el nombre de la marca, las advertencias sanitarias con sus respectivos pictogramas y cualquier otra disposición referente al empaquetado y etiquetado de los productos de tabaco establecidas en esta Ley, así como también en la Ley 13 de 24 de enero de 2008. Para cumplir con lo dispuesto en este artículo, se aplicarán los siguientes criterios: 1. El color de todas las cajetillas de cigarrillo será gris mate oscuro uniforme, sin degradación del color consignado con el código html 5B5B5B. 2. La marca será presentada en letra arial blanca, tamaño 20, resaltada en negrita, sin sombreados u otros elementos de diseño. 3. Las forma y el tamaño de los paquetes de cigarrillo será rectangular, de tamaño estándar, por lo que tendrá las siguientes dimensiones: 8Yzcm de alto, 5Yzcm de ancho y 2Yz cm de profundidad. 4. La apertura de las cajetillas de cigarrillos será tipo abatible (jlip-top). No se admitirá el uso de otras formas, como por ejemplo, paquetes más delgados o altos, entre otros. 5. El uso de otros símbolos, logos, colores, diseños no está permitido, con excepción de lo establecido para las advertencias sanitarias y sus respectivos pictogramas. 6. Todas las cajetillas serán de cartón por lo que se prohíbe el uso de cualquier otro tipo de envase, sea de metal o de cualquier otro material. 7. Ningún paquete de cigarrillo podrá contener dispositivos que le permitan hacer ruido, producir un olor, incluir alguna función destinada a cambiar después de la venta al por menor estas o cualquier otra característica de diseño que no haya sido previamente aprobada por el Ministerio de Salud. 8. El cigarrillo será envuelto únicamente en papel blanco liso. 9. No se permite la colocación del logo de la marca, el uso de otros colores u otras características de diseño directamente en los productos de tabaco. Artículo 29. El Artículo 9 de la Ley 13 de 24 de enero de 2008, quedará así: Artículo 9. Las advertencias que deben colocarse de conformidad con lo establecido en esta Ley, contendrán información sobre los riesgos y daños para la salud y ocuparán el ochenta por ciento (80%) de la cara frontal y posterior del paquete de los productos del tabaco. Las mismas serán impresas en el envase y no en el envoltorio exterior desechable. Las advertencias sanitarias se colocarán en la parte superior de los envases, con excepción de la base de estos. El área física será distribuida entre las caras principales y los bordes laterales de los envases. Cuando por las características de diseño del empaquetado de los productos de tabaco, el mismo tenga más de dos caras principales, en todas deberá aparecer el pictograma y el mensaje escrito de la advertencia. Durante cada periodo rotativo circularán en el mercado nacional cinco clases de advertencias sanitarias, distribuidas proporcionalmente al volumen de envases. Artículo 30. El Artículo 11 de la Ley 13 de 24 de enero de 2008, quedará así: Artículo 11. Para la impresión de las imágenes o pictogramas en los paquetes y envases de los productos del tabaco, se utilizará la técnica de separación de colores, y su tamaño mínimo será del sesenta por ciento (60%) del espacio designado para la advertencia sanitaria establecida por el Ministerio de Salud. Cuando se trate de las cajas de madera en las que se empaquen cigarros, puros u otros productos de tabaco, las advertencias sanitarias y sus pictogramas podrán imprimirse en etiquetas que deberán colocarse en forma tal que las mismas no puedan ser removidas durante el proceso de comercialización, incluido el periodo después de su venta al por menor. Estas etiquetas deben ser previamente aprobadas por el Ministerio de Salud." De marzo de 2016 a enero de 2018 la Dirección General de Salud Pública con la asesoría técnica de la Comisión Nacional de Control de Tabaco en Panamá ha aprobado 7 empaquetados de productos de tabaco a solicitud de la IT. Así mismo, ha objetado 16 solicitudes. De estas últimas 5 han sido objeto de apelaciones y recursos de reconsideración habiéndose mantenido la decisión originalmente adoptada. Por este motivo el MINSA ha sido objeto de 3 amparos de garantías constitucionales dos de los cuales han sido resueltos por la Corte Suprema de Justicia a favor del MINSA y uno se mantiene pendiente de resolver. Fallos en http://www.gorgas.gob.pa/SitioWebTabaco/Documentos.htm El MiNSA ha sugerido algunos cambios al anteproyecto de Ley los cuales se pueden ubicar en: http://www.gorgas.gob.pa/SitioWebTabaco/Inicio.htm El proyecto de Ley que se encuentra en la Comisión de Salud de la Asamblea Nacional de Diputados contiene disposiciones relativas a empaquetado sencillo e incrementa de 50% a 80% con respecto al tamaño de las advertencias sanitarias. "Artículo 9. Todos los paquetes de cigarrillos que se comercialicen en el territorio nacional tendrán un empaquetado sencillo, manteniendo el nombre de la marca, las advertencias sanitarias con sus respectivos pictogramas y cualquier otra disposición referente al empaquetado y etiquetado de los productos de tabaco establecidas en esta Ley, así como también en la Ley 13 de 24 de enero de 2008. Para cumplir con lo dispuesto en este artículo, se aplicarán los siguientes criterios: 1. El color de todas las cajetillas de cigarrillo será gris mate oscuro uniforme, sin degradación del color consignado con el código html 5B5B5B. 2. La marca será presentada en letra arial blanca, tamaño 20, resaltada en negrita, sin sombreados u otros elementos de diseño. 3. Las forma y el tamaño de los paquetes de cigarrillo será rectangular, de tamaño estándar, por lo que tendrá las siguientes dimensiones: 8Yzcm de alto, 5Yzcm de ancho y 2Yz cm de profundidad. 4. La apertura de las cajetillas de cigarrillos será tipo abatible (jlip-top). No se admitirá el uso de otras formas, como por ejemplo, paquetes más delgados o altos, entre otros. 5. El uso de otros símbolos, logos, colores, diseños no está permitido, con excepción de lo establecido para las advertencias sanitarias y sus respectivos pictogramas. 6. Todas las cajetillas serán de cartón por lo que se prohíbe el uso de cualquier otro tipo de envase, sea de metal o de cualquier otro material. 7. Ningún paquete de cigarrillo podrá contener dispositivos que le permitan hacer ruido, producir un olor, incluir alguna función destinada a cambiar después de la venta al por menor estas o cualquier otra característica de diseño que no haya sido previamente aprobada por el Ministerio de Salud. 8. El cigarrillo será envuelto únicamente en papel blanco liso. 9. No se permite la colocación del logo de la marca, el uso de otros colores u otras características de diseño directamente en los productos de tabaco. Artículo 29. El Artículo 9 de la Ley 13 de 24 de enero de 2008, quedará así: Artículo 9. Las advertencias que deben colocarse de conformidad con lo establecido en esta Ley, contendrán información sobre los riesgos y daños para la salud y ocuparán el ochenta por ciento (80%) de la cara frontal y posterior del paquete de los productos del tabaco. Las mismas serán impresas en el envase y no en el envoltorio exterior desechable. Las advertencias sanitarias se colocarán en la parte superior de los envases, con excepción de la base de estos. El área física será distribuida entre las caras principales y los bordes laterales de los envases. Cuando por las características de diseño del empaquetado de los productos de tabaco, el mismo tenga más de dos caras principales, en todas deberá aparecer el pictograma y el mensaje escrito de la advertencia. Durante cada periodo rotativo circularán en el mercado nacional cinco clases de advertencias sanitarias, distribuidas proporcionalmente al volumen de envases. Artículo 30. El Artículo 11 de la Ley 13 de 24 de enero de 2008, quedará así: Artículo 11. Para la impresión de las imágenes o pictogramas en los paquetes y envases de los productos del tabaco, se utilizará la técnica de separación de colores, y su tamaño mínimo será del sesenta por ciento (60%) del espacio designado para la advertencia sanitaria establecida por el Ministerio de Salud. Cuando se trate de las cajas de madera en las que se empaquen cigarros, puros u otros productos de tabaco, las advertencias sanitarias y sus pictogramas podrán imprimirse en etiquetas que deberán colocarse en forma tal que las mismas no puedan ser removidas durante el proceso de comercialización, incluido el periodo después de su venta al por menor. Estas etiquetas deben ser previamente aprobadas por el Ministerio de Salud." Del 2014 a marzo de 2016 la Dirección General de Salud Pública con la asesoría técnica de la Comisión Nacional para el Estudio del Tabaquismo en Panamá ha aprobado ______ de empaquetados de productos de tabaco a solicitud de la IT. Así mismo, ha objetado _____ solicitudes. De estas últimas ___ han sido objeto de recursos de reconsideración habiéndose mantenido la decisión originalmente adoptada. Un total de ___ recursos de apelación presentados manteniendo la decisión inicial de la Dirección General de Salud Pública. WHO Region of the Americas
Papua New Guinea Health warnings are on the each packets. The current law provides for pictorial health warnings. It also provides for constituents and emissions Health warnings are on the each packets. The current law provides for pictorial health warnings. It also provides for constituents and emissions Health warnings are on the each packets. Monitoring has been a challenge to see that these messages are rotated WHO Western Pacific Region
Paraguay La Ley Nº 5538/15 en su Capitulo V Articulo 13 se reglamenta el Articulo 11 del CMCT-OMS. Estamos trabajando en actualizar, elaborar y aumentar el número de pictogramas Adjunto fotografías La Ley Nº 5538/15 en su Capitulo V Articulo 13 se reglamenta el Articulo 11 del CMCT-OMS. La Ley Nº 5538/15 en su Capitulo V Articulo 13 se reglamenta el Articulo 11 del CMCT-OMS. WHO Region of the Americas
Peru El Perú cuenta con una regulación gráfica para el uso y aplicación de las advertencias sanitarias en envases, publicidad de cigarrillos y de otros productos hechos con tabaco, el documento fue aprobado a través de una Resolución Ministerial N° 469-2011/MINSA Desde COLAT se ha establecido una demanda ante el INDECOPI por el uso de idioma inglés en los paquetes, lo cual está prohibido por el código del consumidor El Ministerio de Salud con Resolución Ministerial N° 659-2019/MINSA aprueba la normativa gráfica para el uso y aplicación de las advertencias sanitarias en envases, publicidad de cigarrillos y de otros productos hechos de tabaco" Resolución Ministerial N°654-2019 que aprueba la "Normalidad gráfica para el uso y aplicación de las advertencias sanitarias en envases, publicidad de cigarrillos y de otros productos hechos con tabaco" El Perú cuenta con una regulación gráfica para el uso y aplicación de las advertencias sanitarias en envases, publicidad de cigarrillos y de otros productos hechos con tabaco, el documento fue aprobado a través de una Resolución Ministerial N° 469-2011/MINSA Desde COLAT se ha establecido una demanda ante el INDECOPI por el uso de idioma inglés en los paquetes, lo cual está prohibido por el código dl consumidor Answer not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Philippines The DOH released the third set of Graphic Health Warning templates through Administrative Order 2019-0009 for circulation from March 4, 2020 to March 3, 2022 in accordance to Republic Act 10643, “Graphic Health Warning Law” and its Implementing Rules and Regulations. The Graphic Health Warning Law (GHW) in the Philippines was passed in August 2014. The first set of 12 GHW templates was published in March 3, 2015. A Graphic Health Warning Implementing Rules and Regulations was finalized in November 2015 and was published in February 11, 2016. By March 4, 2016, all tobacco product manufacturers are required to adopt the GHW templates in the packaging and labeling of their tobacco products. Since November 2016, all retail stores are required to have displayed tobacco products with GHWs. The 2nd set of the Graphic Health Warnings was published on September 8, 2017 in a major broadsheet. The Graphic Health Warning Law (GHW) in the Philippines was passed in August 2014. The first set of 12 GHW templates was published in March 3, 2015. A Graphic Health Warning Implemeting Rules and Regulations was finalized in November 2015 and was published in February 11, 2016. By March 4, 2016, all tobacco product manufacturers are required to adopt the GHW templates in the packaging and labeling of their tobacco products. By November 2016, all retail stores are required to have displayed tobacco products with GHWs. WHO Western Pacific Region
Poland One of the most important new regulations arising directly from the provisions of the Directive 2014/40/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 3 April 2014 on the approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States concerning the manufacture, presentation and sale of tobacco and related products and repealing Directive 2001/37/EC is introduction of the obligation to affix to tobacco packaging health warnings occupying 65% of the external area of the package. No changes from last report. After more than two years work on the Act Amending the Act on the protection of health against the consequences of tobacco use and tobacco, it was signed on 11 August 2016 by the President of the Republic of Poland, and officially published on 24 August 2016. One of the most important new regulations arising directly from the provisions of the Directive 2014/40/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 3 April 2014 on the approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States concerning the manufacture, presentation and sale of tobacco and related products and repealing Directive 2001/37/EC is introduction of the obligation to affix to tobacco packaging health warnings occupying 65% of the external area of the package. Answer not provided WHO European Region
Portugal No progress to report. The first amendment of the tobacco law - Law 109/2015 of 26th August - transposion of the European Union Tobacco Products Directive (Directive 2014/40 of 3th april, from the Parliament and the Council). According to this Directive new dispositions were introduced in 20th may 2016. Pictorial health warnings were compulsory for Cigarettes, RYO and waterpipe tobacco; 65% of area in both most relevant surfaces of the packet. Other types of tobacco should include a textual health warning covering 40% and 30% of the two main faces of the package.New text warnings (3 rotating sets) were introduced. References to TNCO values were banned. The minimum dimensions of the cigarettes packages were defined. No progresso to report. The first amended of the tobacco law - Law 109/2015 - transposed the European Union Tobacco Products Directive (directive 2014/40 of 3th april, from the Parliament and the Council). According to this Directive new dispositions were introduced in 20th may 2016. Pictorial health warnings were compulsory for Cigarettes, RYO and waterpipe tobacco; 65% of area in both most relevant surfaces of the packet. Other types of tobacco should include a textual health warning covering 40% and 30% of the two main faces of the package.New text warnings (3 rottating sets) were introduced. References to ANCO values were banned. The minimum dimensions of the cigarettes packages were defined. The new tobacco law - Law 109/2015 - transposed the European Union Tobacco Products Directive (directive 2014/40 of 3th april, from the Parliament and the Council). According to this Directive new dispositions will be introduced in 20th may 2020. Pictorial health warnings were compulsory for Cigarettes, RYO and waterpipe tobacco; 65% of area in both most relevant surfaces of the packet. References to ANCO values will be banned. The minimum dimensions of the cigarettes packages were defined.New text warnings will be introduced. WHO European Region
Qatar Qatar is a member of the GCC standardizations committee that discuss and agree on all the specifications and standardizations as well as labelling of all tobacco products and then the MOPH will implement these specifications regarding labelling and the contents of tobacco . Qatar also part of the GCC tobacco cessation committee that one of it assignments is reviewing all the propose pectoral warnings and then submitted to the GCC standardization committee to approve on them. Qatar is a member of the GCC standardizations committee that discuss and agree on all the specifications and standardizations as well as labelling of all tobacco products and then the MOPH will implement these specifications regarding labelling and the contents of tobacco . Qatar also part of the GCC tobacco cessation committee that one of it assignments is reviewing all the propose pectoral warnings and then submitted to the GCC standardization committee to approve on them. Qatar is a member of the GCC standardizations committee that discuss and agree on all the specifications and standardizations as well as labelling of all tobacco products and then the MOPH will implement these specifications regarding labelling and the contents of tobacco . Qatar also part of the GCC tobacco cessation committee that one of it assignments is reviewing all the propose pectoral warnings and then submitted to the GCC standardization committee to approve on them. WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Republic of Korea *Implementation of 2nd period pictorial health warning on tobacco products (Dec 23rd, 2018 ~ Dec 22nd, 2020) - Development and implementation of pictorial health warning for HTPs which marketed since June 2017 to deliver correct health information. - Tobacco Control Policy Expert Committee to review and develop health warnings for regular rotation (every 24 months) pursuant to the law has been established. *Implementation of pictorial health warning on tobacco products entered into force from December 23rd, 2016. - The amended National Health Promotion Act mandates all tobacco products to include pictorial image in the health warning. According to the new law, a health warning including text and pictorial image should cover at least 50% of the size of the tobacco package, where the size of pictorial image should be more than 30% of it. - Tobacco Health Warnings Committee to review and develop health warnings for regular rotation (every 24 months) pursuant to the law has been established. * As the Health Promotion Act was amended, warning phrases shall be labelled on e-cigarette, smokeless tobacco products including chew and snus and waterpipe. (Article 9-2(3) was newly inserted in the Act in May 2014 then entered into force in November in the same year.) *Introduction of pictorial health warning on tobacco products has been passed on 23th June 2015, and will enter into force from 23th December, 2016. - The amended Health Promotion Act mandates all tobacco products to include pictorial image in the health warning. According to the new law, a health warning including text and pictorial image should cover at least 50% of the size of the tobacco package, where the size of pictorial image should be more than 30% of it. Before the amendment, a text-only health warning covering 30% of the package was mandated. Currently, Korean Government is developing pictorial images for the new health warnings. The lower statute describing detail implementation of pictorial warning is under review. WHO Western Pacific Region
Republic of Moldova By the Law nr.278 introduced from 1 of January 2018 of pictorials, health warnings which occupy 65% or more of the principal display area. Law nr.278 provides the introduction since 1January 2018 of pictorials, health warnings should occupy 65% or more of the principal display area. Law nr.278 provides the introduction of pictorials, health warnings should occupy 65% or more of the principal display area. WHO European Region
Romania Report not provided Report not provided Report not provided WHO European Region
Russian Federation Answer not provided Report not provided Согласно Техническому регламенту Таможенного союза «Технический регламент на табачную продукцию» (ТР ТС 035/2014) (вступает в силу с 15 мая 2016 года): 19. Информация для потребителей табачных изделий наносится на потребительскую упаковку (лист-вкладыш) и должна содержать: ж) предупреждение о вреде потребления табачных изделий; з) единый знак обращения продукции на рынке государств - членов Таможенного союза; и) сведения о максимальной розничной цене, месяце и годе изготовления табачного изделия в порядке, установленном законодательством государств-членов. Не допускается нанесение поверх указанных сведений каких-либо элементов потребительской упаковки (за исключением прозрачной оберточной пленки) или наклеивание марок; к) информацию о системных ядах, канцерогенных и мутагенных веществах. WHO European Region
Rwanda Publication of the current tobacco control law, its implementation, compliance and enforcement are undergoing Publication of the current tobacco control law, its implementation, compliance and enforcement are undergoing Report not provided WHO African Region
Saint Kitts and Nevis Report not provided Report not provided Answer not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Saint Lucia Compulsory tobacco product labelling was introduced in Saint Lucia in August 16, 2017. Graphic labels are now required on all tobacco products for local consumption. The label must cover 50% of the package back and front and must declare the contents of the product. Also must contain the Declaration of harm on all packages which must be bold in colour (eg black font on yellow background) and placed on the side of the package. Deceptive labels pertaining to low tar etc are banned. Compulsory tobacco product labelling was introduced in Saint Lucia in August 16, 2017. Graphic labels are now required on all tobacco products for local consumption. The label must cover 50% of the package back and front and must declare the contents of the product. Also must contain the Declaration of harm on all packages which must be bold in colour (eg black font on yellow background) and placed on the side of the package. Deceptive labels pertaining to low tar etc are banned. Answer not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Report not provided Report not provided Report not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Samoa We have enforced health warnings and graphic images on tobacco packages. We have enforced health warnings and graphic images on tobacco packages. We have enforced health warnings and graphic images on tobacco packages. WHO Western Pacific Region
San Marino Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Sao Tome and Principe sin datos sin datos Report not provided WHO African Region
Saudi Arabia قامت الهيئة العامة للغذاء والدواء باشتراط تغليف منتجات التبغ جميعها بالتغليف البسيط لتصبح هي الدولة الأولى في الشرق الأوسط التي تطبق التغليف البسيط قامت الهيئة العامة للغذاء والدواء كجهة مسؤولة وفق القانون بالتقدم بمقترح إلى دول مجلس التعاون لتعديل مواصفات تغليف وتوسيم منتجات التبغ للموافقة عليها والبدء في تطبيقها جاري تعديل اللائحه الخليجية لمنتجات التبغ فيما يخص التغليف والتوسيم بالتعاون مع دول مجلس التعون الخليجي وتحديدا فيما يخص الصور تحديث الصور التحذيريه WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Senegal -Prise de larrêté n° 18416 du 08 décembre 2016 relatif aux avertissements sanitaires; - Etablissement dune charte graphique; - Choix des images et pré-testing de ses images; - Notification des directives à lindustrie du tabac; - Validation des artworks et des échantillons portant les avertissements sanitaires avant leur mise sur le marché. -Prise de larrêté n° 18416 du 08 décembre 2017 relatif aux avertissements sanitaires; - Etablissement dune charte graphique; - Choix des images et pré-testing de ses images; - Notification des directives à lindustrie du tabac; - Validation des artworks et des échantillons portant les avertissements sanitaires avant leur mise sur le marché. Answer not provided WHO African Region
Serbia No progress has been made since the latest FCTC progress report 2018. There has no progress since 2005 when the Tobacco Law entered into force. There has no progress since 2010 when the Tobacco Law entered into force. WHO European Region
Seychelles Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Sierra Leone The National Tobacco Control Strategy 2012–2016 requires that packages of cigarettes sold in Sierra Leone carry the warning “Smoking is dangerous to your health” on 10% of one of the main surface areas. The Strategy also foresees that commercialized cigarette packs will carry the statement “For Sale in Sierra Leone only”. However, these proposals have not yet been enforced. At a widely used point of sale, few tobacco products offered for sale actually carry these warnings, but that most of the products checked only carried the warnings stipulated by the country of origin. The National Tobacco Control Strategy 2012–2016 requires that packages of cigarettes sold in Sierra Leone carry the warning “Smoking is dangerous to your health” on 10% of one of the main surface areas. The Strategy also foresees that commercialized cigarette packs will carry the statement “For Sale in Sierra Leone only”. However, these proposals have not yet been enforced. At a widely used point of sale, few tobacco products offered for sale actually carry these warnings, but that most of the products checked only carried the warnings stipulated by the country of origin. Answer not provided WHO African Region
Singapore In March 2019, the TCASA was amended to empower Minister to introduce Regulations on the appearance, packaging and labelling of tobacco products (standardised packaging). On the 1st July 2019 Regulations for the appearance, packaging and labelling of tobacco products (standardised packaging) was gazetted and will be in force on the 1st July 2020. As part of these Regulations there will also be a new set of graphic health warnings and the size of the health warnings will increase to at least 75% of the principal display area Health warning labelling requirements are specified in the Tobacco (Control of Advertising and Sales) Act and Regulations. The latest amendments were in 2013 and lists provisions to ban misleading labelling as well as a new set of graphic and text health warning labels. Health warning labelling requirements are specified in the Tobacco (Control of Advertising and Sales) Act and Regulations. The latest amendments were in 2013 and lists provisions to ban misleading labelling as well as a new set of graphic and text health warning labels. WHO Western Pacific Region
Slovakia Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Slovenia Report not provided Slovenia has transposed the DIRECTIVE 2014/40/EU OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 3 April 2014 on the approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States concerning the manufacture, presentation and sale of tobacco and related products and repealing Directive 2001/37/EC. The labelling provisions were adapted to new scientific evidence. For example, the indication of the emission levels for tar, nicotine and carbon monoxide on unit packets of cigarettes has proven to be misleading as it leads consumers to believe that certain cigarettes are less harmful than others. The Restriction of the Use of Tobacco and Related Products Act (Official Gazette of RS, Nos. 9/17 and 29/17) has also legislated plain packaging. Plain packaging for cigarettes and roll -your-own tobacco will be mandatory at the retail level from 1 January 2020. Slovenia is in the proces of transposing the DIRECTIVE 2014/40/EU OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 3 April 2014 on the approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States concerning the manufacture, presentation and sale of tobacco and related products and repealing Directive 2001/37/EC. Plain packaging is also proposed and is expected to be implemented in 2019. WHO European Region
Solomon Islands Since the commencement of the Tobacco Control Regulations in 2015 January, all packaging of tobacco products have been labelled with Graphic Health Warnings as well as health warnings. 10 pictures have been used with 5 GHWs for 9 months and then 3 months for transition and the other 5 GHWs takes the next 9 months and so forth. We have not changed any of the GHWs since 2015 but we are looking at adding a few local images to the GHWs database of the Tobacco Control Regulations. Since the commencement of the Tobacco Control Regulations in 2015 January, all packaging of tobacco products have been labelled with Graphic Health Warnings as well as health warnings. 10 pictures have been used with 5 GHWs for 9 months and then 3 months for transition and the other 5 GHWs takes the next 9 months and so forth. We have not changed any of the GHWs since 2015 but we are looking at adding a few local images to the GHWs database of the Tobacco Control Regulations. Report not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
South Africa Improved Regulations drafted for approval to be publish for public comment. - Final decision, to await amendment of the Tobacco Products Control Act. Improved Regulations drafted for approval to be publish for public comment. - Final decision, to await amendment of the Tobacco Products Control Act. Improved Regulations drafted for approval to publish for public comment. - Final decision, to await amendment of the Tobacco Products Control Act. WHO African Region
Spain Las advertencias combinadas (imágenes y texto) deben cubrir el 65% de las caras anterior y posterior en el caso de los cigarrillos y el tabaco de liar. Según el artículo 15.2 del RD 579/2017 las unidades de envasado y el embalaje exterior de los productos del tabaco para fumar deben incluir el mensaje informativo "El humo del tabaco contiene más de 70 sustancias cancerígenas". Se establecen las dimensiones mínimas de las advertencias y se eliminan los envases pequeños para determinados productos del tabaco. Se excluyen todo tipo de elementos promocionales o engañosos sobre los productos del tabaco. Las advertencias combinadas (imágenes y texto) deben cubrir el 65% de las caras anterior y posterior en el caso de los cigarrillos y el tabaco de liar. Según el artículo 15.2 del RD 579/2017 las unidades de envasado y el embalaje exterior de los productos del tabaco para fumar deben incluir el mensaje informativo "El humo del tabaco contiene más de 70 sustancias cancerígenas". Se establecen las dimensiones mínimas de las advertencias y se eliminan los envases pequeños para determinados productos del tabaco. Se excluyen todo tipo de elementos promocionales o engañosos sobre los productos del tabaco. Desde el último informe no ha habido modificaciones en la reglamentación del empaquetado y etiquetado de los productos de tabaco en España, rigiéndose ésta actualmente por el Real Decreto 1079/2002, de 18 de octubre. No obstante, estamos trabajando en realizarlas al haberse presentado ya un proyecto de Real Decreto de transposición de la Directiva 2014/40/UE y en línea con lo establecido en la misma. Las advertencias combinadas (imágenes y texto) deberán cubrir el 65% de las caras anterior y posterior en el caso de los cigarrillos y el tabaco de liar. Se establecen las dimensiones mínimas de las advertencias y se eliminan los envases pequeños para determinados productos del tabaco. Se excluyen todo tipo de elementos promocionales o engañosos sobre los productos del tabaco. El proyecto puede consultarse en el siguiente enlace: http://www.msssi.gob.es/normativa/docs/Rdtabaco.pdf WHO European Region
Sri Lanka Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO South-East Asia Region
Sudan تم البدء في تنفيذ التحذيرات الصحية المصورة بمساحة75% وتم اختيار الصور و اختبارها في المجتمع علي ان تتم مرحلة التطبيق رغم ان التوسيم ينطبق علي السجاير فقط فهو يمثل نسبة بسيطة من العلبة ٣٠% فقط من حجم العلبة وبلون غير ظاهر كما أن التوسيم لا يشمل أكياس التمباك وعلب معسل الشيشة Report not provided WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Suriname Suriname requires picture health warnings on 50% of the front and 50% of the back of cigarette packages and is currently implementing the 4th round. Since December 2018 the health warnings appear in English and Dutch. The next round will be prolonged with the set of HW published in the Ministerial Order 2018 SB 44. Suriname requires picture health warnings on 50% of the front and 50% of the back of cigarette packages. We are still using the same warnings in English since 2014. A new set of Health Warnings are ready for the 4th round. The 4th round of Health Warnings will be operational by 7 December 2018. The Ministry will send this new set to the tobacco importers with an accompanying letter no later than June 7, since they have 6 months time to have the cigarette packaging in place. On the advice of the WHO it was decided to include the text of the next set of Health Warnings in Dutch and English. Suriname requires picture health warnings on 50% of the front and 50% of the back of cigarette packages. We are still using the same warnings in English since 2014. Currently we are working on new warnings and these warnings will be in English and Dutch. By next year, 2017, we will still have the same size of the warnings but we will have new pictorial warnings and also in Dutch. WHO Region of the Americas
Sweden Nothing new since last report. Sweden has from 2015 been participating in the new Tobacco Products Committee under Dir 2014/40/EU, which in due course (20 May 2016) will increase the regulations particularly in the area or article 11. The Public Health Agency of Sweden has implemented the requirements in Dir 2014/40/EU in the Tobacco Act (1993:581), the Tobacco Decree (2001:312), and the provisions HSLF-FS 2016:46. https://www.folkhalsomyndigheten.se/contentassets/2571f3bb65ea4cbea4cc03c666808439/hslf-fs-2016-46.pdf Sweden has from 2015 been participating in the new Tobacco Products Committee under Dir 2014/40/EU, which in due course (20 May 2016) will increase the regulations particularly in the area or article 11. WHO European Region
Syrian Arab Republic تم تعديل المواصفات القياسي السورية الناظممة للموضوع بمايتناسب مع الاتفاقية والمرسوم التشريعي رقم 62 لعام 2009 بشأن مكافحة التدخين تم تعديل المواصفات القياسي السورية الناظممة للموضوع بمايتناسب مع الاتفاقية والمرسوم التشريعي رقم 62 لعام 2009 بشأن مكافحة التدخين تم تعديل المواصفات القياسي السورية الناظممة للموضوع بمايتناسب مع الاتفاقية والمرسوم التشريعي رقم 62 لعام 2009 بشأن مكافحة التدخين WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Tajikistan Report not provided Report not provided Report not provided WHO European Region
Thailand To compliance with WHO – FCTC Article 11, Thailand has issued two sets of regulation; 1. Notification of the Ministry of Public Health Subject: Criteria, methods and conditions on tobacco product and cigarette packaging 2018 (B.E.2561) and 2. Notification of the Ministry of Public Health Re: Criteria, Methods and Conditions for Packaging of Tobacco or Flavored Tobacco Products 2019 (B.E.2562) to reduce attractiveness of tobacco products, eliminate tobacco packaging as a form of advertising, and increase the noticeability and effectiveness of pictorial health warnings. Notification of the Ministry of Public Health Subject: Criteria, methods and conditions on tobacco product and cigarette packaging 2018 (B.E.2561) came into effect since 10th September 2019. This regulation restricts the use of logos, colors, brand images or promotional information on packaging other than brand names and product names displayed in a standard color and font style. Cigarette products include 85 percent pictorial health warnings on both sides of the pack, pantone cool grey packs and are free of any brands’ logos or images. Notification of the Ministry of Public Health Re: Criteria, Methods and Conditions for Packaging of Tobacco or Flavored Tobacco Products 2019 (B.E.2562) which has come into forced on 12th February 2020. According to the Tobacco Control Products Act 2560 (BE 2560), the manufacturer or importer of tobacco products for sale in the Kingdom shall arrange for the package of the tobacco products to be in the size, colours, marks, labels and to exhibit trademarks, marks, pictures and messages in accordance with the criteria, procedures and conditions prescribed by the Minister of Public Health. Notification of the Ministry of Public Health RE: Criteria, Procedures and Conditions for Displaying Pictures, Statements Relating to Warning on harm and Contact Channels to quit Tobacco on Labels of Shredded Tobacco and Blended Shredded Tobacco pursuant to Tobacco Products Control Act, B.E. 2535 (A.D. 1992) (No. 17) B.E. 2555 (A.D.2012) issued on June 2, 2012 , says that the displaying of the pictorial labels, the statements of warning on the harm of shredded tobacco or blended shredded tobacco and contact channels to quit tobacco shall have the area size on both sides not less than 55 percent of the side of the shredded tobacco or blended shredded tobacco carton pack or carton paper wraps having the maximum area, in case of the shredded tobacco or blended shredded tobacco carton is pack or carton paper wraps. In case of the shredded tobacco or blended shredded tobacco carton is other shape ,the displaying of the pictorial labels, the statements of warning on the harm of shredded tobacco or blended shredded tobacco and contact channels to quit tobacco shall have the area size not less than 30 percent of overall area of shredded tobacco or blended shredded tobacco carton. WHO South-East Asia Region
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Timor-Leste The new tobacco control decree tlaw has article on PACKAGING AND LABELLING OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS. The new tobacco control decree tlaw has article on PACKAGING AND LABELLING OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS. Report not provided WHO South-East Asia Region
Togo La loi antitabac adoptée en décembre 2010 réglémente en ses articles 4 à 7 le conditionnement et létiquetage du tabac et de ses produits dérivés et le décret N° 2012-047/PR portant modalité d’application des normes relatives au conditionnement et à l’étiquetage des produits du tabac et ses produits dérivés. La loi antitabac adoptée en décembre 2010 réglémente en ses articles 4 à 7 le conditionnement et létiquetage du tabac et de ses produits dérivés et le décret N° 2012-047/PR portant modalité d’application des normes relatives au conditionnement et à l’étiquetage des produits du tabac et ses produits dérivés. La loi antitabac adoptée en décembre 2010 réglémente en ses articles 4 à 7 le conditionnement et létiquetage du tabac et de ses produits dérivés et le décret N° 2012-047/PR portant modalité d’application des normes relatives au conditionnement et à l’étiquetage des produits du tabac et ses produits dérivés. WHO African Region
Tonga Remains the same as in the last Report, which is already in the Regulation and Act but not enforced. Remains the same as in the last Report 2016, which is already in the Regulation and Act but not enforced. Remains the same as in the last Report 2014, which is already in the Regulation and Act but not enforced WHO Western Pacific Region
Trinidad and Tobago Since the last reporting cycle amendments have been made to the Tobacco Control Regulations of 2013 as it pertains to the pictorial health warnings. Permission has been sought by the Ministry of Health for the tabling of the amended Regulations in Parliament. Copyright for use of pictorial warnings has been made with the EU, but awaiting ratification by the Attorney General of Trinidad and Tobago. Copyright for use of pictorial warnings has been made with the EU, but awaiting ratification by the Attorney General of Trinidad and Tobago. WHO Region of the Americas
Tunisia Actuellement il nexiste quune seule phrase "le tabac tue" écrite de façon lisible en langue arabe et française sur 30% des grandes surfaces du paquet de cigarettes et sur la même surface de lemballage des cartouches Il existe également le Taux de certains constituants (nicotine, goudron, CO) Actuellement il nexiste quune seule phrase "le tabac nuit à la santé" ecrite en très petit sur le haut du paquet Il existe également le Taux de certains constituants Mais depuis lapparition dun projet darrêté du ministre de la santé fin 2012, la RNTA a donné une grande importance quant à lapplication de ce projet qui vise à modifier larrêté du 24 Fevrier 1999 fixant les modalités dinscription des mentions qui doivent être portés sur la couverture extérieure des paquets de cigarettes et des cartouches et qui sont exposés directement aux consommateurs La RNTA a prévu sur les emballages de prescrire les inscriptions préventives dessinées sur 40% de lespace principal extérieur et ce avec les deux langues arabe et français imprimées en caractères lisibles et avec les % des différents constituants et produits émis(nicotine, goudron, Co) Actuellement il nexiste quune seule phrase "le tabac nuit à la santé" ecrite en très petit sur le haut du paquet Il existe également le Taux de certains constituants Mais depuis lapparition dun projet darrêté du ministre de la santé fin 2012, la RNTA a donné une grande importance quant à lapplication de ce projet qui vise à modifier larrêté du 24 Fevrier 1999 fixant les modalités dinscription des mentions qui doivent être portés sur la couverture extérieure des paquets de cigarettes et des cartouches et qui sont exposés directement aux consommateurs La RNTA a prévu sur les emballages de prescrire les inscriptions préventives dessinées sur 40% de lespace principal extérieur et ce avec les deux langues arabe et français imprimées en caractères lisibles et avec les % des différents constituants et produits émis(nicotine, goudron, Co) WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Turkey The Law No. 7151 "Amendments to Certain Health Related Laws and Decrees Having the Force of Law", among others, also amends Law No. 4207 "Law on the Prevention and Control of the Harmful Effects of Tobacco Products" in line with the plain packaging requirements. In this context, Article 24 stipulates that the requirement in relation to the minimum percentage of the surface to be covered with pictorial warnings and text warnings regarding the harmful effects of tobacco products to be placed on each of the two largest surfaces of the packages, was increased from sixty-five percent to eighty-five percent. Moreover, in accordance with the amendments foreseen in Article 24, tobacco products produced in Turkey or imported to Turkey shall be introduced to the market in the form of plain and standard package format, designed as one type including the way in which the brand is written, the font and the size of the brand, its position on the package, the color of packages, other texts, signs and figures. The brand shall also be written only on one surface of the package, and not exceeding five percent of this surface. The logo, symbol, or other marks of the brand cannot be placed on the packages. These rules shall also apply to tobacco products boxes that contain more than one package. The law came into force on 05/01/2020 Answer not provided By regulation which states that “Cigarette packages whose visible surface area changed, increased and which has a property to create a new surface by inside panel shall not be marketed”, it was banned to market promotive, encouraging packages. WHO European Region
Turkmenistan С 01.07.2014 года введена маркировка акцизными марками всех импортных табачных изделий. Запрещена упаковка и сигареты типа «Slim». Запрещены заблуждающие надписи на сигаретных пачках типа «ментоловые». С 01.07.2014 года введена маркировка акцизными марками всех импортных табачных изделий. Запрещена упаковка и сигареты типа «Slim». Запрещены заблуждающие надписи на сигаретных пачках типа «ментоловые». Согласно Закону Туркменистана «Об охране здоровья граждан от воздействия табачного дыма и последствий потребления табачных изделий» статья 21, п.6 с 01 января 2016 года запрещается ввоз в Туркменистан табачных изделий без пиктограмм и предупредительных надписей. WHO European Region
Tuvalu Answer not provided Report not provided Report not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Uganda Report not provided Report not provided No progress in last 2 years. WHO African Region
Ukraine Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
United Arab Emirates Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland In March 2015, Parliament passed legislation to introduce the standardised packaging of cigarettes and hand rolling tobacco (HRT) across the UK. This legislation prohibits the use of branding and trademarks on cigarettes and HRT packaging, and regulates the design characteristics of tobacco packaging (e.g. the branding, colouring, typography, size, shape and method of opening). This Legislation (Standardised Packaging and Products regulation 2015) came into force in May 2016 and continues to be enforced. The Tobacco and Related Products Regulations 2016 also includes provisions on the packaging and labelling of tobacco products and continues to be enforced. In March 2015, Parliament passed legislation to introduce the standardised packaging of cigarettes and hand rolling tobacco (HRT) across the UK. This legislation prohibits the use of branding and trademarks on cigarettes and HRT packaging, and regulates the design characteristics of tobacco packaging (e.g. the branding, colouring, typography, size, shape and method of opening). This Legislation (Standardised Packaging and Products regulation 2015) came into force in May 2016. The Tobacco Products Directive was transposed in May 2016. In March 2015, Parliament passed legislation to introduce the standardised packaging of cigarettes and hand rolling tobacco (HRT) across the UK. This legislation will prohibit the use of branding and trademarks on cigarettes and HRT packaging, and regulate the design characteristics of tobacco packaging (e.g. the branding, colouring, typography, size, shape and method of opening). This Legislation is due to come into force in 2016. The Tobacco Control Unit has a team dedicated to the implementation of the new Tobacco Products Directive. Work is underway across the UK to transpose this directive ahead of May 2016. WHO European Region
United Republic of Tanzania New measures are in preparatory phase. Currently we have 30% text only warnings. New measures are in preparatory phase. Currently we have 30% text only warnings. New measures are in preparatory phase. Currently we have 30% text only warnings. WHO African Region
Uruguay El último avance en este sentido ha sido la implementación del empaquetado neutro desde enero de 2020. En lo referente a los derechos de autor de imágenes y pictogramas, no ha sido igual en todos las rondas. Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Uzbekistan Report not provided Report not provided Принято 10 августа 2016 г. постановление Кабинета Министров Республики Узбекистан предусматривающее внесение изменений и дополнений в Правила розничной торговли в Республике Узбекистан, утвержденный постановлением Кабинета Министров от 13 февраля 2003 г. №75. В пункт 60 Правила розничной торговли внесено дополнение о запрете реализация табачной продукции при отсутствии на таре алкогольной продукции или пачке (упаковке) табачной продукции медицинского предупреждения в виде текстовой надписи и (или) рисунка о негативном воздействии употребления алкогольной и табачной продукции на здоровье человека. WHO European Region
Vanuatu Amendment regulations of 2016 to the Tobacco Control Act of 2008 allow 90% of the front and back sides of packages to have graphic health warnings and text in three languages (Bislama, French and English). There are 6 different graphic health warnings and one GHW has a picture on emission of tobacco products. Report not provided The Tobacco Control Regulations requires the phrase “Smoking exposes you to more than 40 harmful chemicals. These chemicals damage blood vessels, body cells, and the immune system." WHO Western Pacific Region
Venezuela l Ministerio del Poder Popular para la Salud impulsó el 09 de enero del 2014 la Resolución 004, publicada en gaceta Oficial No.: 40.330, la cual regula los Embalajes y Cajetillas de Cigarrillos, aumentando el set de Advertencias Sanitarias a 12 pictogramas y sumando un 30 % de advertencia en texto en la otra cara frontal que no contiene la imagen. Report not provided Report not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Viet Nam Vietnam is evaluating effective of old graphic health warning and propose 12 new samples to evaluate opinion of community to change new samples in next time. No change has been made in the past two years. No change has been made in the past two years. WHO Western Pacific Region
Yemen تحديث المواصفة المُرفقة تحديث المواصفة المُرفقة تحديث المواصفة المُرفقة WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Zambia Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Zimbabwe This is being implemented as documented in the Statutory Instrument 264 of 2002 Public Health ( Tobacco Control ) Regulations of 2002 This is being implemented as documented in the Statutory Instrument 264 of 2002 Public Health ( Tobacco Control ) Regulations of 2002 Answer not provided WHO African Region
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