Tobacco Free Initiative (TFI)

The Africa pictorial health warnings resource

This online resource contains 43 warning images that can be used by Parties to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control to warn people about the consequences of tobacco use, in accord with Convention’s Article 11 (Packaging and labelling) and Article 12 (Education and Public Awareness). The images have been field tested by the World Lung Foundation who was commissioned by the Convention a Secretariat to undertake the study across Sub-Saharan Africa and are provided with suggested text messages in English and French.

The Convention Secretariat owns the copyright of the images. To receive further information, requests should be addressed to:

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Health effects

Health effects- eye

Health effects- larynx

Health effects- lung

Health effects- mouth disease/oral cancer

Health effects- stroke/brain

Health effects- vascular system/gangrene

Impotence/sexual dysfunction


Second-hand smoke- babies/fetus

Second-hand smoke- children