23 Feb '12, 4am

Stricter health warning labels for tobacco packaging

Stricter health warning labels for tobacco packaging

SINGAPORE: Stricter health warning labelling to the outer packaging of tobacco products will take effect from 1 March 2013. The Health Promotion Board (HPB), in partnership with the Health Sciences Authority (HSA), will introduce stronger tobacco control measures, under the amendments to the Tobacco (Control of Advertisements and Sale) Act. The HPB said on Thursday that misleading descriptors will be banned. This will affect about a quarter of the cigarette brands currently sold in Singapore. A new set of graphic health warnings and extension of graphic health warning labels to the outer packaging or carton packaging will be introduced. The maximum tar and nicotine limits will be lowered. The tar and nicotine yield levels must be accompanied with a new health information requirement. Cigarillos, which is the Spanish word for a short narrow cigar, must be sold in packs of 2...

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