Health Warnings on Electronic Smoking Device (ESD)

Electronic smoking device (ESD) means Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems / Electronic Non-Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS/ENNDS), Heated Tobacco Products (HTPs), and other new and emerging smoking devices, including consumables, e.g. e-liquids and heat sticks.  Pictorial health warnings or standardized packaging is applied on ESD in the following countries: New Zealand: HTP with pictorial health warnings in standardized packaging (PMI’s IQOS heat stick – Heets) (Photo credit: Ministry of Health, New Zealand) Israel: ENDS and HTP in standardized packaging  (JUUL and IQOS heat stick – Heets) JuulBefore and after standardised packaging E-liquid Standardised packaging   Heets heatsticks for…

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Legal Challenges

To date across the globe, all eight (8) legal challenges against standardized packaging have been dismissed: Australia World Trade Organization (WTO) World Trade Organization dismissed legal challenges on June 28, 2018, concluding that plain packaging was consistent with WTO trade obligations. In 2012 and 2013, Honduras, Indonesia, Cuba and Dominican Republic brought complaints in the World Trade Organization (WTO) claiming that Australia’s tobacco plain packaging laws breached the WTO agreements. The complaining countries argued that Australia’s law breached the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS Agreement) by failing to…

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Thailand Standardized Tobacco Packaging

Click to view full size image 2022 Cigarette damages heart Cigarette kills 1 in 2 smokers who doesn’t quit Oral cancer is caused by smoking Smoking burns lung   Smoking causes cancer   Smoking causes lung cancer   Smoking during pregnancy causes babies to born with cleft lip Smoking harms sperm Smoking hemorrhagic stroke and paralysis Smoking increases the risk of tuberculosis   2019 (Standardized Tobacco Packaging, effective in September) Cigarette smoke causes serious harm to children Smoking causes emphysema Smoking causes mouth cancer Quit smoking for your children Smoking…

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Myanmar Standardized Tobacco Packaging

Click to view full size image *2022 (Standardized Tobacco Packaging, effective on 10 April) Mock up pack [Health warning image and text = 75% (Health warning image 50% + text 25%)] *The implementation of standardized packaging is delayed to 1 Jan 2023 due to strong tobacco industry interference.  Pictorial Health Warnings 2019-2020 2020-2021 Smoking can cause premature aging, bad breath and damage teeth Smoking causes mouth cancer ​​ 2018-2019 2017-2018 2016-2017 Smoking causes throat cancer Smoking causes mouth cancer Smoking causes mouth cancer      

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FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions about the Graphic Health Warnings on Tobacco Packages in the Philippines Mga Madalas Tanungin Tungkol sa Graphic Health Warnings sa Pakete ng Tabako sa Pilipinas 1. Why are pictorial or graphic health warnings (GHWs) being required on tobacco packages? Tobacco use kills at least 10 Filipinos every hour and six million people globally each year. It is the #1 preventable cause of heart disease, stroke, cancer, lung disease, and many other diseases. The purposes of Republic Act (RA) 10643 or the GHW law are to (a) have…

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World’s Largest Cigarette Package Health Warnings – Historical Evolution

Below is a listing of each occasion where a new world precedent was set in terms of the size of cigarette package health warnings.   The listing below refers to size as an average of the package front and back.  The listing includes the year of implementation.   There has been an encouraging, continued progression in terms of increasing the size of package warnings. 1. The size of the warning including the border may vary somewhat depending on package format.   2. The 1994 Canadian warnings were 25% plus a 3mm border that…

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ASEAN Image Bank

Procedure to request for use of images / Flowchart of pictorial health warning (PHW) image sharing mechanism are available below. Copyright-Free Pictorial Health Warnings In collaboration with ASEAN Focal Points on Tobacco Control (AFPTC), SEATCA has established a copyright-free pictorial health warning (PHW) image sharing mechanism.  It aims to be a one-top center of copyright-free regional images as well as to minimize the administrative processes that each country would have to go through in obtaining official permission of copyright-free PHWs from country of origin.  This marks one of the first…

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