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Last updated: September 18th 2019

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
Yes
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:

DANGER: SMOKING CAN KILL YOU
Tobacco smoke contains many harmful chemicals such as carbon monoxide, cyanide, nicotine and tar, which can cause disease and death. Non-smokers and ex-smokers, on average, live longer and are healthier than smokers. For more information call (011) 720-3145 [Telephone number added by GN R1148 of 4 August 1995]

DANGER: SMOKING CAUSES CANCER
Nine out of ten patients with lung cancer are smokers. Smoking also causes cancer of the lip, mouth, voice box, food pipe and bladder. Quitting smoking reduces your risk of cancer. For more information call (011) 720-3145 [Telephone number added by GN R1148 of 4 August 1995]

DANGER: SMOKING CAUSES HEART DISEASE
Smoking is a major cause of heart attacks, strokes and blood vessel diseases. Quitting smoking reduces your risk of heart diseases. For more information call (011) 720-3145 [Telephone number added by GN R1148 of 4 August 1995]

SMOKING DAMAGES YOUR LUNGS
A morning cough and shortness of breath are signs of lung disease. It is never too late to quit. Stop smoking now and you can prevent further harm. For more information call (011) 720-3145 [Telephone number added by GN R1148 of 4 August 1995]

PREGNANT? BREASTFEEDING? YOUR SMOKING CAN HARM YOUR BABY
The babies of mothers who smoke during pregnancy are more likely to die before birth or to be born underweight. Stopping smoking before or during the first months of pregnancy reduces the risk to the baby. For more information call (011) 720-3145 [Telephone number added by GN R1148 of 4 August 1995]

WARNING DON'T SMOKE NEAR CHILDREN
Children who live with smokers suffer more from colds, coughs, ear infections, asthma and chest disease. Protect your children from the harmful chemicals in tobacco smoke. For more information call (011) 720-3145 [Telephone number added by GN R1148 of 4 August 1995]

TOBACCO IS ADDICTIVE
Nicotine in tobacco is a drug which acts on the brain and nerves. Most smokers are dependent on nicotine that is why they feel uncomfortable and get cravings when they go without smoking for a while. For more information call (011) 720-3145 [Telephone number added by GN R1148 of 4 August 1995]

YOUR SMOKE CAN HARM THOSE AROUND YOU
Every time you smoke, those around you smoke too. Your smoking increases their risk of lung cancer and heart disease. Stop smoking for the sake of your health and that of your family and friends. For more information call (011) 720-3145 [Telephone number added by GN R1148 of 4 August 1995]