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Table 1 Characteristics of country laws, with respect to location of health warnings on cigarette packs

From: Country tobacco laws and article 11 of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control: a review of tobacco packaging and labeling regulations of 25 countries

*Country Ratified FCTC Year of ratification Warning on pack and carton Front and back Top of PDA Opening does not damage warning Not obstructed by tax stamps, etc. Total
Africa
South Africa YES 2005 1 1 1 1 0 4
Kenya YES 2004 1 1 0 0 0 2
Americas
Mexico YES 2004 1 1 1 1 1 5
Canada YES 2004 1 1 0 1 1 4
Brazil YES 2005 1 1 0 0 1 3
Argentina NO   1 1 0 0 1 3
USA NO   1 1 1 0 0 3
Eastern Mediterranean
Egypt YES 2005 1 1 0 0 0 2
Pakistan YES 2004 1 1 1 0 0 3
Europe
Spain YES 2005 1 1 1 1 1 5
Turkey YES 2004 1 1 1 1 1 5
Poland YES 2006 1 1 0 1 1 4
UK YES 2004 1 1 0 1 1 4
Ukraine YES 2006 1 1 0 1 1 4
Russia YES 2008 0.5 1 0 1 0 2.5
South-East Asia
Nepal YES 2006 1 1 1 1 1 5
Thailand YES 2004 1 1 1 0 0 3
India YES 2004 1 1 0 1 1 4
Bangladesh YES 2004 1 1 1 0 0 3
Indonesia NO   0.5 0.5 0 0 0 1
Western Pacific
Australia YES 2004 1 1 1 1 1 5
Malaysia YES 2005 1 1 1 0 1 4
Philippines YES 2005 1 1 0 1 1 4
VietNam YES 2004 1 1 0 0 0 2
China YES 2005 1 1 0 0 0 2
  1. *Countries are ranked within each of the six WHO regions by overall level of compliance with FCTC article 11 guidelines.