Monthly Archives: May 2009

Push to have graphic images in Jamaica

May 22, 2009

THE Jamaica Coalition for Tobacco Control is pushing to have graphic images highlighting the dangers of smoking, displayed on cigarette packages by next January as a way of deterring Jamaicans from lighting up.

Under the World Health Organisation (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control treaty of which Jamaica is a signatory, tobacco manufacturers will be expected to have the graphics displayed on 50 per cent of the package…

Full Article: Jamaica Observer (May 12, 2009)

Venezuela Announces New Picture Health Warnings

May 21, 2009

The Venezuelan Ministry of Health recently announced 10 new pictorial warnings for cigarette packages. The new warnings must be implemented by July 2009. Images for each of the warnings are available here.

The announcement from the Ministry of Health can be read in Spanish here and the new regulations can be viewed here.

India: Supreme Court clears display of tobacco pictorial warnings

May 19, 2009

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday cleared the display of pictorial warnings on all tobacco product packages, to be implemented with effect from May 31, 2009.

A Bench comprising Justice B.N. Agrawal and Justice G.S. Singhvi did so after perusing the minutes of the meeting of the Group of Ministers (GoM) on the subject following allegations that the law was diluted to favour the tobacco industry…

Full Article: The Hindu (May 7, 2009)