As reported in ELAW’s Winter 1998 Update

In Tanzania, the Lawyers' Environmental Action Team (LEAT) alerted the Tanzanian government that LEAT was preparing to file a lawsuit against the government if the government did not take action on Smoking. After LEAT sent notice of intent to sue to the Ministry of Health, the Ministry issued a directive requiring warning labels on all cigarette packages sold after January 1, 1998 in English and Swahili. We will continue to work with lawyers in Tanzania to ensure that those warnings are at least as strong as the warnings required in the U.S. LEAT also intends to work to restrict tobacco advertising in Tanzania.