Tobacco Free Initiative (TFI)

WHO FCTC Health Warnings Database

Article 11 of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) requires Parties to the Convention to implement large, rotating health warnings on all tobacco product packaging and labelling. Pictorial health warnings on tobacco packages are a cost-effective means to increase public awareness about the dangers of tobacco use. Guidelines for Article 11 of the WHO FCTC recommend that Parties should mandate full colour pictures or pictograms, in their packaging and labelling requirements. 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 such pictorial health warnings and messages among countries and Parties, and will continue to be updated on a regular basis as countries and Parties provide these images.

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The pictorial health warning galleries are categorized by topic and Country/Party. Use the following quick links to jump directly to a specific gallery page.

Some of the images will appear more than once. This is due to the sharing of images among countries as well as categorization according to multiple topics.

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