LANGUAGE
Last updated: January 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)
No
Addictive nature of tobacco
Yes
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:

Health warnings required on retail packaging of cigarettes, loose tobacco, and pipe tobacco

(Schedule 1)

1. Smoking Kills
(a) in English: SMOKING KILLS
(b) in Solomon Islands Pidgin: SMOKA SAVE KILLIM MAN FINIS
(c) corresponding graphic
(d) accompanying “information on constituents”: “Smoke from this tobacco product contains benzene, a cancer-causing substance”

2. Smoking causes gangrene
(a) in English: SMOKING CAUSES GANGRENE
(b) in Solomon Islands Pidgin: SMOKA SAVE MAKEM LEK AND HAN ROTEN
(c) corresponding graphic
(d) accompanying “information on constituents”: “Tobacco smoke contains a poisonous mix of chemicals”

3. Smoking can harm your child
(a) in English: SMOKING CAN HARM YOUR CHILD
(b) in Solomon Islands Pidgin: SMOKA SAVE SPOELEM HELT BLO PIKININI BLO IU
(c) corresponding graphic
(d) accompanying “information on constituents”: “The poisonous chemicals from tobacco smoke can be found in your breath, urine and blood when you smoke”

4. Smoking burns away your family's money
(a) in English: SMOKING BURNS AWAY YOUR FAMILY'S MONEY
(b) in Solomon Islands Pidgin: SMOKA SAVE BONEM SPOELEM SELENI BLO FAMALI
(c) corresponding graphic
(d) accompanying “information on constituents”: “Cigarettes contain cadmium, a very poisonous metal used in batteries”

5. Smoking causes mouth cancer
(a) in English: SMOKING CAUSES MOUTH CANCER
(b) in Solomon Islands Pidgin: SMOKA SAVE KOSIM KANSA LO MAUT
(c) corresponding graphic
(d) accompanying “information on constituents”: “Tobacco smoke contains a poisonous mix of chemicals. These poisons can cause disease and early death for others who breathe in your smoke, including your children”

(Schedule 2)

1. Smoking causes lung cancer
(a) in English: SMOKING CAUSES LUNG CANCER
(b) in Solomon Islands Pidgin: SMOKA SAVE KOSIM LANG KANSA
(c) corresponding graphic
(d) accompanying “information on constituents”: “The poisonous chemicals in tobacco smoke can go everywhere your blood flows, causing harm all over your body”

2. Smoking is highly addictive
(a) in English: SMOKING IS HIGHLY ADDICTIVE
(b) in Solomon Islands Pidgin: SMOKA SAVE HUKIM IU FOR LAEK SMOK OLOWE
(c) corresponding graphic
(d) accompanying “information on constituents”: “Inhaling even small amounts of the toxic chemicals in tobacco smoke can trigger sudden heart attack and stroke”

3. Tobacco smoke is poisonous
(a) in English: TOBACCO SMOKE IS POISONOUS
(b) in Solomon Islands Pidgin: TOBAKO SMOK HEMI GAREM POISIN
(c) corresponding graphic
(d) accompanying “information on constituents”: “There are no health benefits in smoking products that taste lighter, milder or less harsh”

4. Smoking harms your unborn baby
(a) in English: SMOKING HARMS YOUR UNBORN BABY
(b) in Solomon Islands Pidgin: SMOKA SAVE SPOELEM BEBI BLO IU TAEM IU BABULE
(c) corresponding graphic
(d) accompanying “information on constituents”: “The chemicals in tobacco smoke build up to high levels in your body over time. This increases your risk of death and disease the more you smoke”

5. Smoking causes blindness
(a) in English: SMOKING CAUSES BLINDNESS
(b) in Solomon Islands Pidgin: SMOKA SAVE MEKEM AE BLO MAN BLAEN
(c) corresponding graphic
(d) accompanying “information on constituents”: “Smoking exposes you to at least 70 cancer-causing chemicals”