Jamaica Jamaica

In Spring 2013, Jamaica’s Minister of Health approved regulations requiring pictorial health warnings on all tobacco packages. Originally the regulations mandated that all tobacco packages display a picture-based health warning covering the top 75% of both the front and back of the pack by July 15, 2013, with a six month transitional grace period for all operations to fully comply with the regulations. The government later amended the regulations, reducing the warning size to 60% of the front and back of the pack. The implementation deadline was extended to August 16, 2014.

There are two sets of 8 picture-based warnings for smoked tobacco products, with each set rotated every 12 months. The warning that appears on the back of each pack differs slightly from the warning that appears on the front of each pack.

Misleading descriptors on packages are prohibited, including “light”, “ultra light”, “mild”, “low tar”, “slim”, and similar words or descriptions, in any language.

A qualitative text-only message about emissions appears on the side panel of cigarette packages. The regulations prohibit the use of machine-based yield numbers (e.g., for tar or nicotine) on the package, including in brand names.

Legislation and Regulations

Jamaica’s Legislation Library

Health Warnings

2013 to Present**

Jamaica 2013 ETS baby - stillbirth, graphic (front)
ETS – Baby
Jamaica
2013
Jamaica 2013 ETS baby - stillbirth, graphic (back)
ETS – Baby
Jamaica
2013
Jamaica 2013 ETS children - lived experience, child (front)
ETS – Child
Jamaica
2013
Jamaica 2013 ETS children - lived experience, child (back)
ETS – Child
Jamaica
2013
Jamaica 2013 ETS children - lived experience, mask asthma (front)
ETS – Child
Jamaica
2013
Jamaica 2013 ETS children - lived experience, mask asthma (back)
ETS – Child
Jamaica
2013
Jamaica 2013 ETS general - secondhand smoke, poison symbol (front)
ETS – General
Jamaica
2013
Jamaica 2013 ETS general - secondhand smoke, poison symbol (back)
ETS – General
Jamaica
2013
Jamaica 2013 Health effects eye - blindness (front)
Health Effects – Eye
Jamaica
2013
Jamaica 2013 Health effects eye - blindness (back)
Health Effects – Eye
Jamaica
2013
Jamaica 2013 Health effects sex - impotence, symbolic, clever (front)
Health Effects – Sex
Jamaica
2013
Jamaica 2013 Health effects sex - impotence, symbolic, clever (back)
Health Effects – Sex
Jamaica
2013
Jamaica 2013 Quitting - cost savings (front)
Quitting
Jamaica
2013
Jamaica 2013 Quitting - cost savings (back)
Quitting
Jamaica
2013
Jamaica 2013 Quitting - quit now, lived experience, lung cancer (front)
Quitting
Jamaica
2013
Jamaica 2013 Quitting - quit now, lived experience, lung cancer (back)
Quitting
Jamaica
2013
Jamaica 2013 Quitting - take step, clever (front)
Quitting
Jamaica
2013
Jamaica 2013 Quitting - take step, clever (back)
Quitting
Jamaica
2013

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