Graphic warnings on cigarette boxes to be compulsory in shops from December

Distributors in the Czech Republic will no longer be able to trade in cigarettes that do not come in boxes with graphic health warnings from September 7. Public sales will be barred from December 7. The precise dates were released on Thursday by the Czech branch of the company Japan Tobacco International. President Miloš Zeman signed an amendment introducing graphic warnings at the end of last month. The new norm is in line with EU legislation.

Author: Ian Willoughby