Framework Convention on Tobacco Control

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Framework Convention on Tobacco Control

A legally binding convention signed by 174 countries which calls for tobacco warnings that are:
• Rotating;
• Large, clear, visible and legible;
• Should be no less than 30% of the principal display area; and
• May be in the form of pictures or pictograms.

FDA-Mandated warnings for cigarette packages
WARNING: Cigarettes are addictive.
WARNING: Tobacco smoke can harm your children.
WARNING: Cigarettes cause fatal lung disease.
WARNING: Cigarettes cause cancer.
WARNING: Cigarettes cause strokes and heart disease.
WARNING: Smoking during pregnancy can harm your baby.
WARNING: Smoking can kill you.
WARNING: Tobacco smoke causes fatal lung disease in non-smokers.
WARNING: Quitting smoking now greatly reduces serious risks to your health.
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As a Party to the world's tobacco control international treaty -- the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC), Cabo Verde has taken important steps to reduce tobacco use, including the enactment of several laws regulating tobacco.
MPOWER is a policy package intended to assist in the country-level implementation of effective interventions to reduce the demand for tobacco, as ratified by the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. The six evidence-based components of MPOWER are Monitor tobacco use and prevention policies, Protect people from tobacco smoke, Offer help to quit tobacco use, Warn about dangers of tobacco, Enforce bans on tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship and raise taxes on tobacco (MPOWER).
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