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Last updated: October 14th 2021

Warnings/Messages Content

Does the content of the warnings/messages address:
Health impacts
Yes
Advice on cessation (e.g., the benefits of cessation or steps to take to stop smoking)
Yes
Addictive nature of tobacco
No
Adverse economic and social outcomes
No
Impact of tobacco use on friends and family
Yes
Quitline phone number and/or website
Yes
Description of current required warnings/messages:

The unit packet of a tobacco product must bear combined health warnings with one of the following text warnings and a corresponding photograph:

- Smoking causes 9 out of 10 lung cancers

- Smoking causes mouth and throat cancer

- Smoking damages your lungs

- Smoking causes heart attacks

- Smoking causes strokes and disability

- Smoking clogs your arteries

- Smoking increases the risk of blindness

- Smoking damages your teeth and gums

- Smoking can kill your unborn child

- Your smoke harms your children, family and friends

- Smokers' children are more likely to start smoking

- Quit smoking – stay alive for those close to you

- Smoking reduces fertility

- Smoking increases the risk of impotence