logoBC
Yaoundé - 07 July 2020 -
Health

Image-based warnings to cover cigarette packages sold in Cameroon, starting this year (C3T)

Image-based warnings to cover cigarette packages sold in Cameroon, starting this year (C3T)
  • Comments   -   Monday, 07 January 2019 15:23

(Business in Cameroon) - Starting from 2019, 70% of the front and back of cigarette packages will be covered with a message along with an image warning illustrating a disease related to tobacco consumption, the national anti-tobacco coalition (C3T), led by Dr. Flore Ndembiyembe (photo), informed.

The image warnings effectively present the risks inherent in tobacco consumption. Studies showed that images could better motivate smokers to quit and discourage non-smokers from starting,” explains Flore Ndembiyembe.

According to the coalition, the new regulation removes packaging of less than 20 cigarettes and prohibits descriptions of taste, odor, flavor or any other additive on package.

For Flore Ndembiyembe, this is a step forward in Cameroon's tobacco control efforts. The country thus joins other countries in the world that have successfully adopted and implemented the regulation on graphic health labelling; a powerful means of reducing tobacco consumption.

S.A

cameroon-telecom-regulator-art-recorded-about-cfaf56-bln-of-bad-debts-in-2019
The financial statements of Cameroon’s Telecommunications Regulatory Board (ART) reveal a deficit of CFAF 2.2 billion at the end of the financial year...
listed-in-a-fraud-case-in-drc-afriland-group-lodged-a-complaint-against-its-accusers-in-paris
On July 1, 2020, Afriland First Bank Democratic Congo (CD), one of the eleven subsidiaries of the banking group founded by Cameroonian billionaire Paul K....
cameroon-plans-to-create-100-000-jobs-over-5-years-with-the-eii-approaches
To combat unemployment, the Cameroonian government intends to create 100,000 jobs over the 2020-2025 period. To achieve this, the government plans to...
cameroon-reduced-transit-time-from-40-to-5-days-by-digitizing-foreign-trade-procedures
In Cameroon, transit time was reduced from 40 to 5 days by the end of Q1-2020 thanks to digitalization and telecommuting, according to the single window...

Mags frontpage


Business in Cameroon n88: June 2020

Covid 19 Its impacts so far


Emmanuel de Tailly (SABC) : «Preserving jobs at all costs»


Investir au Cameroun n98 Juin 2020

Covid 19 Et maintenant, l’étendue des dégâts


Emmanuel de Tailly (SABC) : «Maintenir l’emploi coûte que coûte »