Last updated: February 10, 2020

Warnings/Messages Content

Does the content of the warnings/messages address:
Health impacts
Advice on cessation (e.g., the benefits of cessation or steps to take to stop smoking)
Addictive nature of tobacco
Adverse economic and social outcomes
Impact of tobacco use on friends and family
Quitline phone number and/or website
Description of current required warnings/messages:

Annex A

1.     Smoking can bring about a slow and painful death [Image of tumors on man’s neck]

2.     Smoking causes fatal lung cancer [Image of healthy lungs next to smoker’s lungs

3.     Protect your children:Do not force them to breathe tobacco smoke [Image of child sleeping next to cloud of smoke]

Annex B

1.    Smoking causes lung cancer. Each cigarette that you smoke increases your chances of getting lung cancer. 90% of all lung cancers are caused by tobacco use. 80% of those afflicted will die a slow and painful death. [Image of lung cancer]

2.    WARNING: DEADLY EVEN FOR THOSE WHO DON’T SMOKE. Cigarette smoke contains toxic substances, including hydrogen cyanide, formaldehyde, and benzene. Second-hand smoke can be fatal, causing lung cancer and other ailments. [Image of overflowing ashtray]

3.    WARNING: CIGARETTES ARE HARMFUL TO BABIES. Use of tobacco harms the fetus during pregnancy. Smaller at birth, the baby runs the risk of not overcoming this deficiency, while risks of infant disease, disability and death are greater. [Image of pregnant woman smoking]

4.    WARNING: YOUR CHILDREN IMITATE YOU. If you smoke, your children are twice as likely to smoke also. Among lifelong smokers, half of all premature death is due to the use of tobacco. [Image of father and son, father is smoking]

Annex C

1.    WARNING: Tobacco smoke is harmful to babies. Use of tobacco during pregnancy increases the risk of premature delivery. Premature babies face greater risk of infant mortality, illness and disabilities. [Image of small sleeping baby]

2.    WARNING: SMOKING CAUSES STROKES. Use of tobacco can block the arteries of the brain, preventing blood from circulating. This causes stroke, which can bring about disability and death. [Image of an unhealthy brain]

3.    SMOKING KILLS. Use of tobacco can block the arteries of your heart and your brain, preventing blood from circulating. This causes heart attack or stroke, which can bring about disability and death. [Image of person hooked up to machines in hospital bed]

4.    WARNING: Tobacco smoke contains 50 carcinogens. The smoker is not the only one who breathes the smoke from his cigarette. The second-hand smoke breathed by the people around him contains more than 50 carcinogens. [Image of electric waves]

Annex D

1.     Tobacco smoke contains 4000 chemical substances, of which more than 50 cause cancer

2.     Stopping smoking saves you money!

3.     What is the annual cost of tobacco use? For cases of heart disease or cancer?

4.     Tobacco smoke contains toxic substances, including carbon monoxide and hydrogen cyanide.

5.     The 4000 substances in smoke include nicotine, ammonia, and tar.