Last updated: June 1st 2020

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
Yes
Adverse economic and social outcomes
No
Impact of tobacco use on friends and family
No
Quitline phone number and/or website
No
Description of current required warnings/messages:

Appendix Table I (Related to Article 36)

1. Smoking contributes to your development of lung cancer. Epidemiological statistics show that smokers have approximately two to four times the danger of dying from lung cancer than do non-smokers. (For details, please consult the webpage of the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare www.mhlw.go.jp/topics/tobacco/main/html.)

2. Smoking increases the danger of your suffering a heart attack. Epidemiological statistics show that smokers have approximately 1.7 times the danger of dying from a heart attack than do non-smokers. (For details, please consult the webpage of the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare www.mhlw.go.jp/topics/tobacco/main/html.)

3. Smoking increases the danger of you suffering a cerebral stroke. Epidemiological statistics show that smokers have approximately 1.7 times the danger of dying from strokes than do non-smokers. (For details, please consult the webpage of the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare www.mhlw.go.jp/topics/tobacco/main/html.)

4. Smoking increases the danger of deterioration of your respiratory functions. (For details, please consult the webpage of the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare www.mhlw.go.jp/topics/tobacco/main/html.)

Appendix Table II (Related to Article 36)

1. Smoking while pregnant is a cause of the occurrence of developmental disorders or premature birth. Epidemiological statistics show that smoking during pregnancy increases the danger of underweight births by approximately two times and the danger of premature births by approximately three times. (For details, please consult the webpage of the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare www.mhlw.go.jp/topics/tobacco/main/html.)

2. Smoking can adversely impact the health of those around you, especially infants, children and the elderly. If you smoke, be careful not to cause problems for people around you.

3. Although there are differences of degree by individual, nicotine causes addiction to smoking.

4. Smoking by minors can have a comparatively great adverse effect on the health and tendency to become addicted to smoking. Never smoke even if those around you encourage you to do so.