INDUSTRY WATCH- PACKS ABUSE
This page is meant to show how the tobacco industry uses cigarette packs in Africa to advertise its products. Effective implementation of Article 11 of the WHO FCTC will shift the role of the tobacco pack from being an advertising tool for the tobacco industry to one that promotes public health. There is an urgent need for African countries to introduce pictorial health warnings on packages whose effectiveness have been proved by several studies.

CIGARETTE PACKS FROM NIGERIA

 

CIGARETTE BRAND: ASPEN

FRONT RIGHT SIDE BACK LEFT SIDE
FRONT RIGHT SIDE BACK LEFT SIDE

 


CIGARETTE BRAND: BENSON & HEDGES

BH FRONT BH right side BH Back BH LEFT SIDE
FRONT RIGHT SIDE BACK LEFT SIDE

 

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Political declaration of the High-level Meeting of the General Assembly on the Prevention and Control of Non-communicable Diseases (2011)


Heads and representatives of States and Governments commit to:

Accelerate implementation of the WHO FCTC, recognizing that substantially reducing tobacco consumption is an important contribution to reducing non-communicable diseases and can have considerable health benefits for individuals and countries, and that price and tax measures are an effective and important means of reducing tobacco consumption.

Tips from former smokers : James’ story (CDC).