He Lin, National People’s Congress: Relay 14 years recommended graphic warning of cigarette damage on cigarette case

He Lin, National People’s Congress: Relay 14 years recommended graphic warning of cigarette damage on cigarette case
During the two sessions this year, He Lin, the deputy director of the National People’s Congress and deputy director of the Health Education Institute of the Guizhou Provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention, suggested that China should be in line with the international standard, and that the tobacco graphic warnings should be used for cigarette packs.This is also the 14th consecutive year that the NPC deputies have put forward the above suggestions.Article 11 of the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, implemented in developing countries on January 9, 2006, requires “graphical warnings of cigarette harm on cigarette cases”.In the proposal submitted this time, He Lin proposed that the “Tobacco Control Framework Convention” should be supplemented as soon as possible, with a graphic warning on the cigarette case; the division of labor in the national tobacco control compliance work should be adjusted, and the leader of the tobacco control compliance team-the National Health and Health Commission shall be responsible for the implementation of the conventionArticle 11 etc.He Lin proposed in the proposal that the graphical warning of cigarette packs is an extremely effective and low-cost health science measure that can clearly and clearly communicate the health risks of using tobacco to the public, and the literate public can also clearly understand the health effects of smokingThe harm is helpful for smokers to quit smoking.At present, cigarette packs have only written health warnings, which are difficult to play a role and damage consumers’ right to know.Although it is a consensus that smoking is harmful to health, the public lacks a correct understanding of the specific hazards of tobacco.The World Health Organization’s evaluation of China’s cigarette packs is that China’s health warnings have a very weak effect on the health hazards of tobacco, and the words “smoking harms health” have little warning effect.In fact, China’s cigarette packs exported to many countries overseas have achieved warning graphics on the cigarette packs, and there is a clear packaging “different inside and outside.””So effective, feasible, and with little investment in tobacco control compliance measures, why can’t this be done?He Lin said that the armed forces have submitted proposals for 13 consecutive years by representatives and members, and she submitted them twice.The Tobacco Monopoly Bureau ‘s recommendations over the years are that the text warning of the existing cigarette packaging logo meets the requirements of the Convention. It is more than 30% of the area, and the font size has been rotated 3 times, because “must” does not require the use of graphics; The 2010-2018 Chinese adult tobacco monitoring results show that the proportion of smokers who see the health warnings on the existing cigarette packs and consider quitting smoking has not changed; 118 of the 181 representatives use picture warnings, and some countriesNor used.The explanation of “different inside and outside” for cigarette packs is stated by the Tobacco Monopoly Bureau because the international trade rules are “import and export products should comply with the relevant laws or regulations of the country of sale”.by law.In the view of He Lin, the above answer is to avoid the heavy ones and ignore the lesser ones, instead of learning advanced ones, we will target backward countries.”Since smokers see the health warnings on the existing cigarette packs and consider that the proportion of quitting smoking has not changed, they should be replaced with graphic warnings of smoking hazards.The tobacco industry’s desperate objection to graphic warnings is exactly that the warning graphics are effective for tobacco control.”He Lin said.He Lin pointed out that the National Tobacco Monopoly Bureau, as one of the member units of the China Tobacco Control Compliance Group, is responsible for the implementation of Article 11 of the Convention. As a result, the tobacco package has been decided by the Tobacco Monopoly Bureau.Many countries, including the United States, stipulate that the packaging of tobacco must be approved by the health department and the Food and Drug Administration.”As long as the Hypertension Tobacco Monopoly Bureau does not modify it, no other department can do anything about it.This is also the reason why this recommendation has not been implemented by the Tobacco Monopoly Bureau for 13 years.”He Lin said.Proofreading He Yan