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Belgium implemented their current health warnings policy starting April 2007, as a result of the European Commission labelling directive. Including the border, health warnings cover 48% of the front and 63% of the back of cigarette packages, which is larger than the EU requirements of 35% front and 50% back because Belgium is a trilingual country (German, French, Flemish). Overall, 56% of the package space is appropriated to health warnings. Since 2011, three different sets of 14 warnings have been rotated every 12 months.

Belgium prohibits the terms “light” and “mild” from appearing on packages.

As well, Belgium requires tar, nicotine, and carbon monoxide emission numbers to appear on the side of packages. These emission numbers are generated using the ISO machine smoking method.

Plain packaging is under formal consideration in Belgium. On April 9, 2016, the Public Health Minister announced that Belgium will have plain packaging by 2019.

Legislation and Regulations

Belgium’s Legislation Library

Health Warning Reports, Publications & Presentations

Belgium’s Health Warning Document Library

Health Warnings

2007 to Present**

Belgium 2007 Addiction - lived experience, clever
Addiction
Belgium
2007
Belgium 2007 Consituents - lived experience, benzene, nitrosamines, formaldehyde, hydrogen cyanide
Chemicals
Belgium
2007
Belgium 2007 ETS baby - lived experience, baby, targets pregnant women
ETS – Baby
Belgium
2007
Belgium 2007 ETS children - lived experience, children 1
ETS – Child
Belgium
2007
Belgium 2007 Health Effects sex - lived experience, impotence
Health Effects – Sex
Belgium
2007
Belgium 2007 Health Effects sex - lived experience, infertility
Health Effects – Sex
Belgium
2007
Belgium 2007 Quitting - efficacy 2
Quitting
Belgium
2007
Belgium 2007 Quitting - lived experience, efficacy
Quitting
Belgium
2007
Belgium 2007 Quitting - lived experience, health benefits, heart and lung disease
Quitting
Belgium
2007
Belgium 2007 Addiction - clever
Addiction
Belgium
2007
Belgium 2007 Addiction - lived experience
Addiction
Belgium
2007
Belgium 2007 Consituents - diseased organ, benzene, nitrosamines, formaldehyde, hydrogen cyanide
Chemicals
Belgium
2007
Belgium 2007 Consituents - internal image, benzene, nitrosamines, formaldehyde, hydrogen cyanide
Chemicals
Belgium
2007
Belgium 2007 ETS baby - internal image of baby, targets pregnant women 1
ETS – Baby
Belgium
2007
Belgium 2007 ETS baby - targets pregnant women
ETS – Baby
Belgium
2007
Belgium 2007 ETS children - lived experience, children 2
ETS – Child
Belgium
2007
Belgium 2007 ETS children - lived experience, children
ETS – Child
Belgium
2007
Belgium 2007 Health Effects sex - impotence, clever
Health Effects – Sex
Belgium
2007
Belgium 2007 Health Effects sex - internal image, impotence
Health Effects – Sex
Belgium
2007
Belgium 2007 Health Effects sex - sperm image, infertility
Health Effects – Sex
Belgium
2007
Belgium 2007 Health Effects sex -bio image, damage sperm and decrease fertility
Health Effects – Sex
Belgium
2007
Belgium 2007 Quitting - addiction, efficacy
Quitting
Belgium
2007
Belgium 2007 Quitting - efficacy 1
Quitting
Belgium
2007
Belgium 2007 Quitting - efficacy, quitline
Quitting
Belgium
2007
Belgium 2007 Quitting - health benefits, coronary heart disease, plain warning
Quitting
Belgium
2007
Belgium 2007 Quitting - image, efficacy
Quitting
Belgium
2007
Belgium 2007 Quitting - stickman image, health benefits, heart and lung disease
Quitting
Belgium
2007

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