BUSINESS — Tobacco products to feature graphic health warnings

Cigarette companies may soon be forced to feature graphic photographs depicting the potential health impacts of smoking on products sold in Burma. The Ministry of Health’s Tobacco Control Project (TCP) is drafting a bill which would insist that 30-40 percent of a product’s package is covered with a graphic health-related image. Currently, tobacco products sold in Burma must only display written health warnings. The TCP says it has collected a series of images and submitted them to the ministry to have them appear on packaging.