Tobacco packaging warning messages are warning messages that appear on the packaging of cigarettes and other tobacco products concerning the health effects of those products. They have been implemented in an effort to enhance the public's awareness of the harmful effects of smoking. In general, warnings used in different countries try to emphasize the same messages. Warnings for some countries are listed below. Such warnings have been commonplace in tobacco advertising for many years.
A 2009 review summarises that "There is clear evidence that tobacco package health warnings increase consumers’ knowledge about the health consequences of tobacco use." The warning messages "contribute to changing consumers’ attitudes towards tobacco use as well as changing consumers’ behaviour."
Read more about Tobacco Packaging Warning Messages: Albania, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China (People's Republic), Taiwan (Republic of China), Croatia, European Union, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Moldova, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Philippines, Russian Federation, Serbia, Singapore, Switzerland, Somaliland, South Korea, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, Venezuela
... For many years in Venezuela, the only warning in cigarette packs was printed in a very small typeface along one of the sides On 24 March 2005, another warning was introduced in every cigarette pack "Este producto. 1978's warning, was not removed, now every cigarette pack contains both warnings (one on each lateral) ... In addition, since 24 March 2005, one of the following warnings is randomly printed very prominently, along with a graphical image, occupying the 100% of the back of the pack (40 ...
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