Brazil became the second country to implement health warnings on cigarette packages when they initiated their policy in February 2002. Cigarette packages are required to have a health warning cover 100% of either the front or the back of the package, which means that overall, 50% of the package space is appropriated to health warnings. From 2002 to 2004 a set of 9 health warnings were used. A second set of 10 warnings were developed and used from 2004 to 2008. In 2008, a third set of 10 images were adopted and are currently being used on packages.
A series of 30% text warnings are to be added to the package front effective January 1, 2016, but the content of these warnings has not yet been specified.
Brazil prohibits the terms “light” and “mild” from appearing on packages, and requires one descriptive message on emissions and constituents on the side of packages.
Legislation and Regulations
Brazil’s Legislation Library
Health Warning Reports, Publications & Presentations
Brazil’s Health Warning Document Library
Tobacco Package Images
Brazil’s Cigarette Package Gallery
2008 to Present**
2004 to 2008**
2002 to 2004**
** The images contained in this gallery are subject to Brazilian copyright laws. Any duplication, reproduction, or use without the express consent of said party is prohibited. Countries should be contacted individually for usage of images.