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 Pictorial Health Warnings

Click to view full size image 2019 (Standardized Packaging, effective in September 2019) Cigarette smoke causes serious harm to children Smoking causes emphysema Smoking causes mouth cancer Quit smoking for your children Smoking causes blindness Smoking causes heart attack Smoking causes esophageal cancer Smoking causes stroke Smoking causes lung cancer Smoking causes laryngeal cancer   2014 Smoking causes mouth cancer Smoking causes stroke Cigarette smoke can kill children Smoking causes erectile dysfunction Smoking causes lung cancer  Smoking causes laryngeal cancer  Smoking causes heart attack Please don’t smoke at home Smoking…

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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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