Last updated: September 14, 2022

Warnings/Messages Content

Does the content of the warnings/messages address:
Health impacts
Advice on cessation (e.g., the benefits of cessation or steps to take to stop smoking)
Addictive nature of tobacco
Adverse economic and social outcomes
Impact of tobacco use on friends and family
Quitline phone number and/or website
Description of current required warnings/messages:

Health warnings under Ministerial Resolution No. 508:

1. DANGER! Smoking damages your teeth and gives you bad breath

2. DANGER! Tobacco smoke causes HEART ATTACKS in smokers and non-smokers

3. DANGER! Tobacco smoke causes lung cancer in smokers and non-smokers

4. DANGER! Tobacco smoke causes low birth weight and miscarriage in smokers and non-smokers

5. DANGER! Smoking causes breast cancer in women

6. DANGER! Smoking is the first step towards some kind of cancer

7. DANGER! Tobacco smoke causes asthma, pneumonia and bronchitis in your children

8. DANGER! Smoking kills you. If you won’t quit smoking for yourself, then quit for those who need you

Each warning must also include “Ministry of Health” and the following web address: