Ireland – New graphic health warnings to help people quit smoking

Since 1 February 2013, the packaging of tobacco products placed on the Irish market has been required to display graphic photographs that depict the negative health effects of smoking. The 14 images, to be rotated in such a way as to guarantee their regular appearance, were selected from the library of images developed by the European Commission.

All tobacco products placed on the market on or after 1 February 2013 must comply with the new regulations, while any tobacco products placed on the market prior to 1 February 2013 can continue to be sold or offered for sale until 1 February 2014.

A selection of photographs showing the new warnings is available at: