SOLOMON ISLANDS HAS NEW HEALTH WARNINGS FOR SMOKING

The Graphic Health Warnings. Photo credit: Ministry of Health and Medical Services.

The Graphic Health Warnings. Photo credit: Ministry of Health and Medical Services.

Solomon Islands now has one of the largest graphic health warnings requirements on tobacco packaging in the Pacific.

Under the Tobacco Control Regulations, graphic health warning shows 70% in front 30% at the back of tobacco packaging from 1st January 2015.

A statement from the Ministry of Health, yesterday said Solomon Islands has a high rate of smoking, particularly among young people.

Many people do not realise that smoking is a leading cause of preventable non-communicable diseases.

It adds the new graphic health warnings showing the dangers of tobacco use will now be displayed on all tobacco products in Solomon Islands.

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