24 Feb '12, 2am

No more misleading labels on tobacco products

No more misleading labels on tobacco products

One of the new graphic warnings for tobacco packaging. By Joy Fang my paper Friday, Feb 24, 2012 Come March next year, the packaging of tobacco products can no longer have six descriptions, including "light", "mild" and "low tar", printed on it. Companies must also implement a new set of graphic health warnings - photos whose use is rotated regularly to maintain the effectiveness of the warnings. The last change was in 2006. The individual packaging must carry health information, too, instead of tar and nicotine yield levels. The outer packaging, or carton packaging, must also carry health warnings in text and the new set of graphic warnings, along with notices on age restrictions for sale as well as health information, the Health Promotion Board (HPB) said in a press release yesterday. Currently, only individual cigarette packs need to include such warnings and labels. Th...

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