Monthly Archives: December 2008

India: Pictorial warning on tobacco items not during UPA tenure

Dec 5, 2008

Chennai (IANS): Admitting defeat in ensuring pictorial health warnings on packets of cigarettes and other tobacco products, India’s Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss Saturday said the decision has been deferred by at least six months — by when the current United Progressive Alliance government would have finished its term.

Earlier the pictorial health warnings were supposed to come into force by Dec 1 (Monday) but following deferment of the decision, they can only be expected to come by June next year…

Full article: The Hindu (November 30, 2008)

Brunei: Tobacco Labelling Comes Into Force

Dec 5, 2008

The Tobacco Labelling Regulation in Brunei came into effect on December 1, 2008 and all cigarette and tobacco product packages are now required to have pictorial health warnings.


Bandar Seri Begawan – The Ministry of Health informed yesterday that the Tobacco Regulation (Labelling) 2007 has come into force from Dec 1, 2008, which requires all cigarette and tobacco product packets sold in the country to have pictorial warning labels.

The prohibition notice of selling the products to those aged 18 years and below and the level of tar and nicotine contents must also be printed on the packets…

Full article: BruDirect (December 2, 2008)