Last updated: April 19, 2024

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:

Smoked Tobacco Products (cigarettes, roll-your-own tobacco, waterpipe tobacco)

Text of combined health warnings (front and back of packaging):

(1) Smoking causes 9 out of 10 lung cancers
(2) Smoking causes mouth and throat cancer
(3) Smoking damages your lungs
(4) Smoking causes heart attacks
(5) Smoking causes strokes and disability
(6) Smoking clogs your arteries
(7) Smoking increases the risk of blindness
(8) Smoking damages your teeth and gums
(9) Smoking can kill your unborn child
(10) Your smoke harms your children, family and friends
(11) Smokers' children are more likely to start smoking
(12) Quit smoking – stay alive for those close to you
(13) Smoking reduces fertility
(14) Smoking increases the risk of impotence

Each combined health warning must include quitline information, including a toll-free number and website.

Warnings/Information (lateral sides of packaging):
(1) Smoking kills
(2) Tobacco smoke contains over 70 substances known to cause cancer

Smokeless Tobacco Products

This tobacco product damages your health and is addictive