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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