China: Cigarette packets should have picture warnings: Experts

Oct 15, 2008

Health experts in China claim that using text warnings isn’t effective enough and that the State Tobacco Monopoly Administration needs to administer pictorial health warnings.

China must use graphic picture warnings and expand health messages on cigarette packs to alert more people to the dangers of smoking, according to health experts.

The country is scheduled to introduce new cigarette pack designs next year with “bigger, clearer warnings”, according to the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control..

Full Article: China Daily (October 10, 2008)