All cigarettes in Thailand bought in drab packaging beginning September 12

Noting that tobacco companies have started complying with Thailand’s Standardised Packaging Regulation two weeks ahead of the required deadline, the Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance is commending Thailand being the primary nation in the ASEAN Region and Asia to usher in standardised tobacco packaging.
Starting September 12, 2019 with a ninety day full phase-out of outdated cigarette shares by December 12, 2019, all cigarettes in Thailand have to be bought in drab brown-coloured packs with cigarette model names printed in a standardised font kind, measurement, colour, and site, with out model colors or logos.
The new standardised packaging enhances Thailand’s pictorial well being warnings, which occupy the higher 85% of the front and back panels of packs, at present the biggest in ASEAN.
Accessible congratulate the Thai government for this essential public well being milestone and urge the Ministry of Public Health to strictly monitor compliance and impose penalties on tobacco companies that don’t abide by the brand new regulation,” mentioned Dr. Ulysses Dorotheo, Executive Director of SEATCA.
Standardised packaging reduces the attractiveness of tobacco merchandise, eliminates tobacco packaging as a form of promoting, and increases the noticeability and effectiveness of pictorial health warnings. More importantly, this additionally reduces youth initiation to tobacco use by restricting the tobacco industry’s capacity to market to young individuals, encourages quitting amongst current tobacco customers, and helps forestall ex-users from relapsing.
Thailand joins 15 other nations that already require standardised tobacco packaging, namely Australia, France, the United Kingdom, Norway, Ireland, Hungary, New Zealand, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Canada, Uruguay, Slovenia, Belgium, and Israel. At least thirteen other international locations are in various levels of introducing standardized packaging legal guidelines.
Singapore will be the second ASEAN country to implement this necessary tobacco management measure. Its Tobacco Regulations 2019 require that every one tobacco products (including cigarettes, cigarillos, cigars, beedies, ang hoon and different roll-your-own tobacco products) should totally comply with standardised packaging beginning July 1,2020..

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