Iceland initially required text warnings to cover 30% of the front and 40% of the back of cigarette packages. One of two general text warnings appeared on the front, and 1 of 14 additional text warnings appeared on the back of the package (printed in Icelandic).
Iceland implemented picture-based health warnings in 2013. One of two text warnings must cover 30% of the front of the pack; and one of 14 picture-based warnings must cover 40% of the back of the pack. Effective January 1, 2013, manufacturers were prohibited from importing cigarette packages without the pictorial health warnings Retailers were given 8 months (until July 31, 2013) to transition to packages carrying the new warnings. Packaging for other tobacco products was required to display the warnings by January 2014.
Iceland requires that the amount of tar, nicotine and carbon monoxide is printed on the side of cigarette packets, and covers at least 10% of the side surface.
Iceland prohibits misleading terms such as “light” or “mild” from appearing on packaging.
Legislation and Regulations
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