Last updated: April 13, 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:

It is our understanding that at least seven pictorial health warnings have been approved by the Food and Drugs Authority to appear on tobacco product packaging. Those warnings are:

1. Do not let others breathe your smoke

2. Smoking Causes Rotten Teeth

3. Smoking Causes Leg Cancer

4. Smoking causes Heart Attack. (Image also includes the description: "Damaged Heart Muscle - Result of a clogged artery")

5. Smoking damages the lungs

6. Smoking Damages the Unborn Child

7. Smoking Causes Throat Cancer

A toll-free phone number (quitline) must be displayed with the pictorial health warning on the back of the pack.