Singapore Plain Packaging Goes Into Effect July 2020

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All tobacco products sold in Singapore will be required to be sold in plain packaging effective July 1, 2020.

The country has set the deadline for plain packaging for cigarettes, cigars, cigarillos, beedies—a type of cigarillo—and roll-your-own tobacco. The new packaging laws will prevent the use of both logos that could be used to identify products, as well as color schemes. Instead, the packaging must use standardized colors and fonts.An example of plain packaging in Ireland.

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In addition, the warning label will increase from 50 percent of the packaging size to 75 percent.

Manufacturers and retailers found violating the law could be subject to six months of jail time and fines of S$10,000 ($7,193).

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Charlie Minato
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