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Uruguay has "almost ready" the plan tobacco labeling plan

Uruguay's Public Health Minister, Jorge Basso, announced today that the government has "almost immediately" the decree that will establish flat labeling on cigarette boxes, a measure also promoted by the country's president, Tabaré Vázquez.

Montevideo, Oct 16 (EFE) .- The Uruguayan Minister of Public Health, Jorge Basso, announced today that the government has "virtually ready" the decree that will establish the labeling flat in the

The minister referred in a press conference to this measure, communicated by the Executive of Vázquez last May and intends to comply with the World Health Organization (WHO) conventions that "promotes generic and flat packaging" of cigarettes.

"We are working, we have the decree practically soon, "said Basso, who also added that the decision aims to" discourage "smoking.

The Uruguayan president, who also participated in the press conference of Monday, explained that the South American country is one of the nations of the world and of the region that has a "greater tax burden" on the tobacco.

Vázquez presented the World Conference on Non-Communicable Diseases to be held between October 18 and 20 in Montevideo and will bring together foreign as international authorities.

In this sense, the president stated that in this instance Uruguay will show in a "very modest" way its experience regarding the fight against During the conference, Vázquez was in favor of reformulating the family consumption basket, in which tobacco is included as a product of "first need. "

" If tobacco were not considered in a family basket of first-class consumption, tax policies could surely be applied much more, " he noted.

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