Salud Pública de México
versión impresa ISSN 0036-3634
SEBRIE, Ernesto M. Cigarette labeling policies: current situation in Latin America and the Caribbean. Salud pública Méx [online]. 2012, vol.54, n.3, pp. 293-302. ISSN 0036-3634.
In 2002, Brazil became the first country in the region to implement pictorial health warning labels on cigarette packages. Since the adoption of the FCTC/WHO in 2005, nine more countries adopted pictorial labels and six passed legislation that is pending of implementation. The message content and the picture style vary across countries. Seventeen countries have banned brand descriptors and nine require a qualitative label with information on constituents and emissions. Since 2005, important progress has been achieved in the region. However, countries that have ratified the FCTC have not yet implemented all the recommendations of Article 11 Guidelines.
Palabras llave : health communication; health legislation; public policy; tobacco labeling; tobacco packing.