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Last updated: July 26th 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)
Yes
Addictive nature of tobacco
No
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:

Each pack contains: (i) a health warning, (ii) a cessation message, (iii) a graphic image, (iv) a description of the image, (v) cessation advice, and (vi) an explanatory message.

For smoked tobacco products, these components are:

(i) Health warning: "Smoking causes a painful death"

(ii) Cessation message: "Stop immediately!"

(iii) Graphic image of lung cancer

(iv) Image description: "Lung Cancer"

(iii) Cessation advice (side): "To cease, seek the assistance of a healthcare practitioner!"

(iv) Explanatory message (side): “Tobacco contains 250 toxic chemicals. These chemicals harm vital organs of the body and causes painful diseases like cancer, stroke and lung damage."

For smokeless tobacco products, these components are:

(i) Health warning: "Tobacco is a toxin that causes cancer"

(ii) Cessation message: "Stop immediately!"

(iii) Graphic image of mouth cancer

(iv) Image description: "Mouth Cancer"

(iii) Cessation advice (side): "To cease, seek the assistance of a healthcare practitioner!"

(iv) Explanatory message (side): "Tobacco causes mouth and throat cancer, requires major surgeries, eating and speaking difficulties, and disfigurement for life!"