30 Dec 2013

Solomons' tobacco companies face new restrictions

4:56 pm on 30 December 2013

The Solomon Islands government has formalised new controls on tobacco, that include graphic health warnings on cigarette packets.

The Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation reports the minister of health, Charles Sigoto, saying the enforcement of the new regulations shows the government's commitment to protect the health of Solomon Islanders.

He says from the 1st of January 2015 tobacco manufacturers and importers will be required to print large graphic and written health warnings on their products to inform people of the risks associated with smoking.