Malaysia - January 1, 2009 pictorial cigarette warnings..

January 1, 2009 - On May 31, 2008, the Malaysian Minister of Health announced that pictoral warnings would appear on cigarette packages in that country and on September 15, 2008, the 6 required images were gazetted.

On January 1, 2009, each manufacturer must ensure that 2-brands display the warning messages and by March 1, 2009, all brands must display these warnings. From March 2009, all cigarette packs sold in Malaysia have to carry graphic pictures to warn people of the dangers of smoking. On June 1, 2009, all cigarettes without the new warnings must be removed from the market. (source: Dr. Mohamad Haniki Nik Mohamed)

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References: Pictorial image of health warnings on cigarette boxes from next year Written by zen,, 10/29/2008; Pictorial health warnings on cigarette packs by Jan 1, 2009 by SIM LEOI LEOI, the Star, 10/29/2008; Graphic warnings appear on Malaysian cigarette packsAsiaOneHealth, 1/13/2009; Pictorial health warnings on cigarette packs by Jan 1,, 11/9/2008.

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