Thailand implemented their current health warnings policy starting March, 2005. Health warnings are required to cover 50% of the front and 50% of the back of all cigarette packages. Overall, 50% of the package space is appropriated to health warnings. In 2005, a set of 6 warnings were rotated on cigarette packages and in 2006, a new set of 9 warnings were put in place. In 2009, a new set of 10 health warning images were released.
Thailand also prohibits the terms "light" and "mild" from appearing on packages.
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Legislation and Regulations
Listed below are documents relating to the implementation and regulation of picture-based health warnings in Thailand, which first came into effect in 2005.
Thailand's Ministerial Regulation (Thai) (2009)
Health Warnings Documents
A review of evidence on the effectiveness of text and pictoral warnings for Thailand is listed below.
Here is a link to a presentation by Dr. Samarn Futrakul at the November 2007 Article 11 Conference in Manila titled "Thailand’s Experience Packaging and Labelling of Tobacco Products"