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Last updated: June 4th 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)
No
Addictive nature of tobacco
No
Adverse economic and social outcomes
Yes
Impact of tobacco use on friends and family
Yes
Quitline phone number and/or website
No
Description of current required warnings/messages:

The text-only health warnings are as follows:
- Smoking causes serious and fatal diseases.
- Smoking kills.
- Smoking increases the risk of having a stroke.
- Smoking causes cancer of the mouth and throat.
- Smoking causes lung cancer and lung disease.
- Smoking during pregnancy harms the fetus.
- Secondhand smoke is harmful to others.
- Smoking causes heart disease.
- Smoking leads to impotence.

The combined health warnings include pictures which accompany the following texts:
- Inhalation of smoke by children leads to pneumonia and increases asthma attacks in children.
- Smoking burns the body and money.
- Smoking contributes to the appearance of wrinkles and leads to premature aging. (two accompanying images, one male and one female)