How to date Austrian packs



1.) Name of the company which changed during the time and can be found on the packs:
1784 - June, 26 1939 -> Österreichische Tabakregie
June 27, 1939 - September 17, 1997 -> Austria Tabakwerke Aktiengesellschaft, vorm. Österreichische Tabakregie
September 18, 1997 - May 2,  2002 -> Austria Tabak Aktiengesellschaft
May 3, 2002 - September 30, 2004 -> Austria Tabak AG  & Co KG
October 1, 2004 -                     -> Austria Tabak GmbH & Co KG
 

2.) Health warning on the packs:
.) Since 1981 Austria Tabak is printing voluntarily health-warning on the small-site of the packs!
.) Since June 30, 1995 - Austrian law changed and the health-warning has to be printed on the front-side ("Rauchen kann ihre Gesundheit gefährden - and other 4 sentences on the backside).
.) Since October 1, 2003 - with the new EU-law the health-warnings has to be large with 2 different health-warnings on the front and 14 different health-warnings on the backside.

Thanks to the Corporate Communications and Generalsekretariat/Recht of Austria Tabak for this information!

 

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