tobacco warning labels and counter marketing

Warning Labels and Packaging

Cigarette packages are one of the remaining avenues of advertising for tobacco companies. This page provides links to resources about packaging guidelines, warning labels, and plain packaging.

Tobacco Labeling Resource Center

Plain Packaging This website was developed to help promote effective, evidence-based labeling policies. The website was developed with the support of the Framework Convention Alliance and the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease.

International Tobacco Control Policy Evaluation Project

International Tobacco Control Policy Evaluation Project The ITC Project is the first-ever international cohort study of tobacco use. Its overall objective is to measure the psychosocial and behavioral impact of key national level policies of the WHO FCTC and one of the key areas of research is the impact of health warning.

U.S. Attorney General Letter to Court of Appeals

United States Department of Justice On March 15, 2013, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder wrote to the Court of Appeals to inform them that the U.S. Government would not be appealing their decision to strike down proposed warning label regulations.

Picture Based Cigarette Warnings

Physicans for a Smoke Free Canada Physicians for a Smoke-Free Canada provides researchers and policy makers useful information about warning label status in various countries.

Cigarette Package Health Warnings: International Status Report

Canadian-Cancer-Society This Canadian Cancer Society publication summarizes international cigarette package health warning requirements by country/jurisdiction and provides an international overview and ranking of 198 countries/jurisdictions based on warning size on cigarette packages.

Tobacco Pack Warning Database

World Lung Foundation This World Lung Foundation website features a pictorial warning label library, best practices for pack warning, and resources for tobacco control.

World No Tobacco Day

world_no_tobacco_day The theme of the 2009 World Health Organization WNTD was “Tobacco Health Warnings”. This site provides a range of health warning campaign materials.

World Health Organization FCTC Health Warning Database

World Health Organization This website, which was developed following a decision by the Conference of the Parties to the WHO FCTC at its third session, is designed to facilitate the sharing of pictorial health warnings and messages among countries and Parties.

Plain Packaging

Physicans for a Smoke Free Canada Physicians for a Smoke-Free Canada provides researchers and policy makers useful information about the history, research and policy content associated with plain packaging of tobacco products.

Australia Plain Packaging

Australia Plain PackagingLink to Australia’s Plain Packaging of Tobacco Products consultation paper, the 2011 Plain Packaging Bill, and other resources and information provided by the Australian government.

Cigarette Plain Packaging

Plain Packaging The Tobacco Labeling Resource Center provides information on global plain packaging research, reports, and regulations. The website also provides a toolkit to serve as a guide in implementing FCTC Article 11.

Australia Plain Packaging of Tobacco Products

AustraliaComlawBanner In April 2010, the Australian government announced that it would introduce legislation to mandate plain packaging of tobacco products from 1 January 2012 with full implementation by 1 December 2012. This measure forms part of a comprehensive suite of reforms the Australian government is implementing to reduce smoking and its harmful effects.

Tobacco Plain Packaging Act of 2011