Tag: graphic health warnings

Thai court approves bigger warnings

Thai court approves bigger warnings

| June 30, 2014

Thai cigarette manufacturers will have to print even larger pictorial health warnings by Sept. 23, now that the Supreme Administrative Court has ruled in support of a new regulation by the Public Health Ministry, according to a report in The Nation. In line with the regulation, pictorial warnings must now cover at least 85 percent […]

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Low compliance with health warnings requirement

Low compliance with health warnings requirement

| June 27, 2014

The majority of cigarette packs in Indonesia do not comply with the country’s new graphic health warning requirements, according to a report in The Jakarta Post. The Drug and Food Monitoring Agency (DFMA) said only 13.44 percent of cigarette packages circulating in the market bear the pictorial warnings that became mandatory on June 24. Under […]

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Deadline nears for Indonesian health warnings

Deadline nears for Indonesian health warnings

| June 18, 2014

Indonesia’s Food and Drug Monitoring Agency (FDMA) has told tobacco companies to comply with a government regulation requiring pictorial health warnings on cigarette packs by June 24, reports The Jakarta Post. Indonesian tobacco companies produced 3,392 cigarette brands as of April, according to Indonesia’s taxation directorate general. Of those companies, only Bentoel, Sampoerna, Djarum and […]

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Kazakhstan to go graphic

Kazakhstan to go graphic

| May 1, 2013

Kazakhstan will start requiring pictorial health warnings on cigarette packs from July, according to Azhar Tulegaliyeva, director of the Medical Care Organization Department. The country will be the first nation in the Commonwealth of Independent States to mandate graphic warnings in line with the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, which Kazakhstan ratified […]

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Cigarette manufacturers prevail in graphic warnings suit

Cigarette manufacturers prevail in graphic warnings suit

| August 24, 2012

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit today held unconstitutional a regulation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that would have forced cigarette makers to place nine graphic health warnings on all cigarette packaging and advertising. Agreeing with arguments made by four tobacco manufacturers, the Court held that the proposed warnings […]

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