Posted On 02 May 2014
Since July, figures of skull that are printed on cigarette packages, to warn about the dangers of smoking and alert messages will now appear in yellow, according to the agreement of the Ministry of Health, published in the official register of March 15.
This seeks, firstly, that the consumer has a better view of the texts; and second, to detect products manufactured in the country of those who enter illegally.
These days, staff linked to tax and customs control has been trained on how to identify illegal products. Among other things, products that enter illegally to the country do not have the text of caution and neither incorporated photographs on the risk of snoking, which should cover the 60% of the Package.
In addition, its selling price is less than $ 1.93 per package of 20 cigars. Thus, it avoids taxes, and it affects the consumer´s health.