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Uruguay first implemented their pictorial health warnings policy in 2005. In 2005, a set of 8 pictorial health warnings were rotated on cigarette packages. Uruguay has since updated warning labels regularly. A second set of 3 health warnings were implemented in 2008, followed by a third set of 9 warnings in January 2009; a fourth set of 6 warnings in March 2010; a fifth set of 2 warnings in 2012; a sixth set of 4 warnings in 2013; a seventh set of 4 warnings in 2014; and most recently, an eighth set of 4 warnings in 2015.

Originally, the health warnings were required to cover 50% of the front and 50% of the back of all cigarette packages. In March 2010, the health warning size was increased; the warnings are now required to cover 80% of the front and 80% of the back of all cigarette packages. Uruguay was the first country in the world to require 80% of the package to be appropriated to health warnings.

Uruguay prohibits the terms “light” and “mild” from appearing on packages, and requires one descriptive message on emissions and constituents on the side of packages. Cigarette brand families are limited to one pack presentation (one brand per brand family).

Plain packaging is under formal consideration in Uruguay.

Legislation and Regulations

Uruguay’s Legislation Library

Health Warning Reports, Publications & Presentations

Uruguay’s Health Warning Document Library

Tobacco Package Images

Uruguay’s Cigarette Package Gallery

Health Warnings

2015 to Present (warnings appear on packages in colour)**

Uruguay 2015 ETS baby - premature childbirth
ETS – Baby
Uruguay
2015

2014 to 2015**

Uruguay 2014 ETS General - targets youth
ETS – General
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2014
Uruguay 2014 Health Effects Sex - Impotence
Health Effects – Sex
Uruguay
2014

2013 to 2014**

Uruguay 2013 ETS Child - targets parents, mirror, clever
ETS – Child
Uruguay
2013 (front)
Uruguay 2013 ETS Child - targets parents, mirror, clever - back
ETS – Child
Uruguay
2013 (back)
Uruguay 2013 Health Effects Other - cancer, targets women, mirror, clever
Health Effects – Other
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2013 (front)
Uruguay 2013 Health Effects Other - cancer, targets women, mirror, clever back
Health Effects – Other
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2013 (back)
Uruguay 2013 Health Effects Other - targets women, throat, sense of smell and taste, mirror, clever
Health Effects – Other
Uruguay
2013 (front)
Uruguay 2013 Health Effects Other - targets women, throat, sense of smell and taste, mirror, clever- back
Health Effects – Other
Uruguay
2013 (back)
Uruguay 2013 Health Effects Wrinkles - targets men, premature aging, mirror
Health Effects – Wrinkles
Uruguay
2013 (front)
Uruguay 2013 Health Effects Wrinkles - targets men, premature aging, mirror - back
Health Effects – Wrinkles
Uruguay
2013 (back)

2012 to 2013**

Uruguay 2012 ETS Child - lived experience, increased health risks
ETS – Child
Uruguay
2012

2010 to 2012**

Uruguay 2009 Constituents - Cigarettes contain Cadmium, a toxic metal used in batteries, clever
Chemicals
Uruguay
2010 (front)
Uruguay 2009 Constituents - Cigarettes contain cadmium, lead, tar, carbon monoxide, clever
Chemicals
Uruguay
2010 (back)
Uruguay 2009 ETS Baby - Premature birth and death, gross
ETS – Baby
Uruguay
2010 (front)
Uruguay 2009 ETS Baby - Respiratory diseases
ETS – Baby
Uruguay
2010 (back)
Uruguay 2009 ETS Child - Smoking increases sudden death
ETS – Child
Uruguay
2010 (front)
Uruguay 2009 ETS Child - Increased Risk of Sudden Death
ETS – Baby
Uruguay
2010 (back)
Uruguay 2009 Health Effects Mouth - Smoking causes bad breath, gross
Health Effects – Mouth
Uruguay
2010 (front)
Uruguay 2009 Health Effects Mouth - Bad breath, spots on teeth, reduced sense of taste and smell, gross.
Health Effects – Mouth
Uruguay
2010 (back)
Uruguay 2009 Health Effects Sex - Impotence, clever
Health Effects – Sex
Uruguay
2010 (front)
Uruguay 2009 Health Effects Sex - Erectile Dysfunction, clever
Health Effects – Sex
Uruguay
2010 (back)
Uruguay 2009 Health Effects Vascular System - Cardiovascular cancer and diseases
Health Effects – Vascular System
Uruguay
2010 (front)

2009 to 2010**

Uruguay 2008 ETS baby - premature childbirth, low birthweight, other problems
ETS – Baby
Uruguay
2009 (front)
Uruguay 2008 ETS baby - premature childbirth, low birthweight, other problems back
ETS – Baby
Uruguay
2009 (back)
Uruguay 2008 Constituents - toxic substances, poison
Chemicals
Uruguay
2009 (front)
Uruguay 2008 Constituents - toxic substances, poison back
Chemicals
Uruguay
2009 (back)
Uruguay 2008 ETS baby - targets pregnant women, health risk to child
ETS – Baby
Uruguay
2009 (front)
Uruguay 2008 ETS baby - targets pregnant women, health risk to child back
ETS – Baby
Uruguay
2009 (back)
Uruguay 2008 Health Effects other - causes various cancers, slow and painful death
Health Effects – Other
Uruguay
2009 (front)
Uruguay 2008 Health Effects other - causes various cancers, slow and painful death back
Health Effects – Other
Uruguay
2009 (back)
Uruguay 2008 Addiction - clever, comparable to other drugs
Addiction
Uruguay
2009 (front)
Uruguay 2008 Addiction - clever, comparable to other drugs back
Addiction
Uruguay
2009 (back)
Uruguay 2008 Addiction - targets parents, children copying parents
Addiction
Uruguay
2009 (front)
Uruguay 2008 Addiction - targets parents, children copying parents back
Addiction
Uruguay
2009 (back)
Uruguay 2008 Health Effects mouth - bad breath, mouth cancer, loss of teeth
Health Effects – Mouth
Uruguay
2009 (front)
Uruguay 2008 Health Effects mouth - bad breath, mouth cancer, loss of teeth back
Health Effects – Mouth
Uruguay
2009 (back)
Uruguay 2008 ETS children - second hand smoke, harmful for children
ETS – Child
Uruguay
2009 (front)
Uruguay 2008 ETS children - second hand smoke, harmful for children back
ETS – Child
Uruguay
2009 (back)
Uruguay 2008 Health Effects sex - reduced physicial and sexual drive, impotence
Health Effects – Sex
Uruguay
2009 (front)
Uruguay 2008 Health Effects sex - reduced physicial and sexual drive, impotence back
Health Effects – Sex
Uruguay
2009 (back)

2008 to 2009**

Uruguay_2008_Health_Effects_Death_-_compare_to_explosives
Health Effects – Death
Uruguay
2008 (front)
Uruguay_2008_Health_Effects_Other_-_increases_risk_of_cancer_or_heart_attack,_explosives_image
Health Effects – Death
Uruguay
2008 (back)
Uruguay_2008_Health_Effects_Death_-_grave_image,_smoking_kills
Health Effects – Death
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2008 (front)
Uruguay_2008_Health_Effects_Death_-_statistics,_grave_image
Health Effects – Death
Uruguay
2008 (back)
Uruguay_2008_Constituents_-_toxic,_poison
Chemicals
Uruguay
2008 (front)
Uruguay_2008_ETS_General_-_poisons_the_air_we_breathe
Chemicals
Uruguay
2008 (back)

2006 to 2008**

Uruguay 2005  Health Effects sex - impotence, clever
Health Effects – Sex
Uruguay
2006
Uruguay 2005 Addiction - nicotine, clever
Addiction
Uruguay
2006
Uruguay 2005 ETS baby - pregnant women, clever
ETS – Baby
Uruguay
2006
Uruguay 2005 ETS baby - we share the air
ETS – Baby
Uruguay
2006
Uruguay 2005 ETS children - we share the air
ETS – Child
Uruguay
2006
Uruguay 2005 ETS general - adults, we share the air
ETS – General
Uruguay
2006
Uruguay 2005 Quitting - liberation, clever
Quitting
Uruguay
2006

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